Youth Organizing

Monthly meetings tend to have a small committee or few Sunday school teachers dedicated to programming. At the yearly, and quarterly meeting level we have committees that Friends serve on for a few years at a time creating and supporting youth to led their events. Those committees are outlined below. We also have a grant program to create youth events and help youth attend events such as summer camps, retreats, conferences, or workshops. Regardless of who you are all youth workers submit to a fingerprinting background check, that form can be downloaded below.

Interested in working with Quaker youth? Apply here.  Once approved you can download and print this Background Check template 2024, take it to a LiveScan fingerprinting service near you for your background check. Costs vary around 30$.

 

Quarterly Meeting Teen & Children’s Committees: Both in Southern and Northern California these committees meet a few times throughout the school year to plan the children’s and teen’s programming at our regular gatherings throughout the year. Teen leaders are nominated to the committee and help steer the committees work. Meetings are over zoom and usually there are 3-4 meetings in the lead up to an event.

Yearly Meeting Children’s Program Committee: Meets a few times throughout the year and a handful of times in the lead up to Annual Session to recruit and support teachers and programming for the week of Annual Session.

Junior Yearly Meeting Committee: Comprised of mostly teens and a handful of adults, this committee meets once in person and frequently on zoom in sub-committees to plan out all the details of the teen program at Annual Session. Committee members are invited to work the annual session as Friendly Responsible Adult Presences but it’s not a requirement for service.

Youth Programs Coordinating Committee: Holds the entire vision of Quaker youth programming in its scope. Supporting the above committees when needed and planning international trips, aiding summer camps, reviewing grant applications and supervising and directing the Youth Programs Coordinator position. This committee meets monthly on zoom and once a year in person, with occasional subcommittee meetings.

Youth Fund Grants

The Youth Fund grants money to develop the Pacific Yearly Meeting (PacYM) community to support youth, develop Quaker youth in community, develop Quaker youth as individuals, or strengthen Quaker faith and practice in PacYM’s intergenerational community. The Youth Programs Coordinating Committee reviews all grant applications, they meet monthly throughout the year with the exception of August.

 

Common Youth Forms 

Background Check

Minor Medical Form

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