Mentoring Our Youth Through Personal Progress

by Jennifer Dill Long Last year, when I was serving as the Relief Society secretary for my ward, we had a joint presidency meeting between Relief Society and Young Women. We discussed ideas for ways we could create stronger relationships between the adult sisters and the youth. One leader had the brilliant idea of using […]

Teaching Young Women About the Importance of Education

by Melanie Steimle On the Aspiring Mormon Women Facebook discussion forum we often see postings that say something to the effect of “I’ve been asked to speak to the young women about the importance of education. What should I say?” For those of us that feel strongly about the importance of education for LDS women – […]

YW Activity Plan: Community/Civic Engagement

Prepared by Laura Durham PURPOSE: Working to make a difference in the life of communities often begins with one individual. It requires a combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. Understanding the role individuals make in the governing of our cities, towns and country is important for young women to understand […]

I’m a Getter AND a Giver: An Alternative Image + Activity

by Naomi Watkins A little over a month ago, I wrote a critique about an image that appeared with a short article in the New Era magazine depicting two young women, one as a getter and the other as a giver. My previous post outlines the problems with the image, so I won’t rehash them here. Instead, […]

YW Activity Plan: Leadership & Project Management

Prepared by Laura Durham PURPOSE: Being a leader is something we all have within us. Whether it is taking the lead role in a group assignment for school, managing a project at work, church, or even at home, management skills are essential to a job well done. Those who can lead can make a difference […]

YW Activity Plan: Personal Branding

Personal Branding Prepared by Laura Durham PURPOSE: Knowing who you are and the image you want to project into the world creates a strong and focused personality that can effectively communicate passions, goals and aspirations. Having this tailored foundation can help young women as they set goals, choose mentors, and transition through life’s many phases.

YW Activity Plan: Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

Prepared by Laura Durham PURPOSE: Convincing someone that you’re the right person for a job is essential to success. Interview skills are important not just for job applications, but for any situation where young women need to effectively represent themselves. OBJECTIVES: To prepare young women for real life interviews by practicing needed skills. To inform […]

YW Activity Plan: Visiting an Art Gallery or Museum

Prepared by Laura Durham PURPOSE: Analytical skills, evaluating multiple perspectives, and communicating personal opinion is an important quality needed to excel in the academic and professional world. It is also helpful in friendships and family relationships. OBJECTIVES: To practice asking questions before forming opinions. To nurture confidence in analyzing unfamiliar subject matter and how to […]

YW Activity Plan: Writing Meaningful Journal Entries

Prepared by Laura Durham PURPOSE: Competent writing is a valuable and highly sought-after skill in the professional world. Journal writing is an excellent way to practice that skill and record your own personal story. OBJECTIVES: To motivate a desire to develop writing skills and express feeling and detail through experience and story. PERSONAL PROGRESS: *Individual […]

Taking the Young Women on a College Campus Tour

by Holly Ties to Personal Progress: Divine Nature: Part of developing your divine nature is “adding knowledge.”  We can choose to add knowledge in a myriad of ways, but a formal college education is one of the most straightforward and best ways to do so. Individual Worth: “You are preparing now to fulfill a unique mission […]

Hosting a Young Women’s Career Night Activity

Karin Williams, a physician, marathon runner, and mother of 5, is also the Young Women’s president of her ward. For the second year, she has planned and organized a weeknight Young Women’s activity focused on careers. She shares her steps and tips for planning this activity below. Ties to Personal Progress: Knowledge: “Learn about an […]

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