Thursday, November 17, 2011

Young Women in Excellence

In our church, when the boys and girls turn 12, they enter a program called Young Women/Young Men.  The girls work out of a book called "Personal Progress" with values in the areas of: Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice & Accountability, Good Works, Integrity and Virtue.  When they have finished a certain amount in each area (which is usually by the time they are in their last year of high school), they work on a project that has a number of hours (I think it's 10 hours in each area). They then receive a medallion called the Young Women Medallion.  At the end of each year, they hold a banquet showing the goals they've worked on up to that point.

I have a picture of all the girls but I am wondering where it is.  I've organized all my files but can't find that picture.  Anyway, imagine there's a picture of a bunch of teenage girls here. :)

The start of one of their projects. Making a quilt.  (I had material to make one that my mom sent me, but as part of their project I felt like they needed to have experience picking the fabrics out, figuring out how much we need and cutting it into squares).  This is Xoe's material.

This is Xanthe's material.

Pictures of family

These are their journals the girls all made to record what they've done throughout the year.  They also had a goal to read the Book of Mormon in 100 days and record their thoughts about their readings.  Then pick a favorite scripture hero and share why.

Sarah Busby, a good friend of mine, and I.

Xoe & Morgan Myers. She's a Senior in High School and the girls love her to death. She's a really great example for them.

1 comment:

Heather and James Georgianna said...

how fun! i love reading about this. Even though it was a long time ago. Fun to read!