Young Women Interviews

Do you know were I can find a layout set up with all of the interviews a yw is supposed to have. I am new, and just called as president, so I am looking for some help, and or advise. I remember seeing a sheet with a layout on it, back when I was in yw's some 6 years ago, but I cannot find anything on it now. And if there are any questions out there about what to ask a yw in their personal interviews, just to use as an outline to go by, I could really use that as well. I know I will follow the spirit, but I would like to find something to help give me a start.
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Jenny Smith's picture

YW Interviews

Hmmm... I'm not quite sure what you're asking. It's not been my understanding that a YW leader ever "interviews" young women in a way that would call for specific questions. Interviews should always be handled by a bishop or branch president, especially interviews of a type that would ask discussions about worthiness. I think these bishop/branch president interviews are held at least annually, and possibly every 6 months.

The following link has a progress sheet you can use to track young women and their priesthood interviews in your program.

The only one on one type of meeting you'll have with YW will be to discuss personal progress -- not really an "interview" per se, and you won't be needing a list of questions. During your assessment, you can find out how a girl is coming along in her work toward completing the program and will be more aware of needs she has. Help her set reasonable goals, and follow up on her progress.

The personal progress program changed in 2001, and so it's possible that you are remembering throw-backs to the old program.

Hope this helps,
Jenny

Jenny Smith's picture

Found some more info....

Its as I thought -- you're probably remembering something from the old program.

I did find some VERY old references on the xMission YW mailing list from back in 1997 referring to interview folders. They are only available as cached files now. These had been used (in some units) with the old program so that bishops and branch presidents could follow up on a girls progress each year. Remember how you used to have to finish all the Beehive 1 requirements, and then the next year all the Beehive 2 requirements? Now it's all one continuous program, and this sort of tracking detail is no longer needed.

Here's the old text. I'll post it here in case anyone else is interested, since it's only available in the Google cache (xMission isn't keeping thiese old files any more).

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING DOCS ARE OBSELETE BECAUSE OF THE NEW PERSONAL PROGRESS PROGRAM. I'm only posting them for kicks and giggles:

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From a 27 Jun 1998 post to the lds-yw mailing list hosted by xMission.com

Our stake put together a four page YW Interview folder (and Aaronic Priesthood one as well) for the bishops to use when conducting interviews with our youth. The YW version has a section for each birthday, and the questions he should/could ask. The questions came directly from the Personal Progress book/age group responsibilities. There are some additional lines for the bishops to use to get to know their YW better, i.e. hobbies, lifetime goals, educational goals, gospel knowledge, testimony, etc. Then after the age group sections there are boxes to record their leadership experiences, seminary experiences, camp certification, temple attendance (baptisms) , and on the last page boxes to record all of their personal progress value experiences as well as reports of progress received and age group recognitions/young womanhood recognition award (dates they are received). We did this just to help the leaders to have all the info in one place (specifically our bishops). If you want a copy you can send me a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: **snipped*** I will send you an original that you can photocopy. We put ours on yellow 11x17 card stock which is folded in half (hence the four page form). Also, if you include your ward or stake name name, I would be happy to put it at the top.

Someone later posted the entire form. I haven't made an attempt to make it format correctly.

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT IS OBSELETE BECAUSE OF THE NEW PERSONAL PROGRESS PROGRAM. I'm only posting it so we can remember the good old days.... :

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From a Wed, 3 Jun 1998 post to the lds-yw mailing list hosted by xMission.com

South Salt Lake Utah Stake

"Put On The Whole Armor of God"

Name
Address
Phone
Date of Birth
Parents
Date of Patriarchal Blessing

Young Women Interviews

12
Birthday Interview
Date
Bishopric Signature =

Semi-Annual Interview
Date
Bishopric Signature

Beehive 1 Responsibilities:

Stand for truth and righteousness by living the Standards=20 of Personal Worthiness (PP, pg 9).
Plan and participate in a regular program of scripture study.
Attend Church meetings regularly.
Keep a journal.
Begin a personal history.
Understand the Young Women Theme and Motto. (PP, pgs 6, 8). Understand the Mission Statement for the Beehives (PP, pg 14) Understand the definition that describes each Young Women value (PP, pg 7).
Understand the following scriptures relating to truth from the Book of Mormon: Alma 5:46, Ether 4:11
Complete at least two experiences for each Young Women Value.(Check boxes on back page of this form)

Hobbies/Special Interest/Talents:
Life Time Goals:
Educational/Career Goals:
Steps Initiated for Temple Worthiness:

Gospel Knowledge:

First Principles and Ordinances:
Temple Work: Others: Youth Comments: Testimony: Please share with me two blessings you have recently received: 13
Birthday Interview Date Bishopric Signature = Semi-Annual Interview Date Bishopric Signature

Beehive 2 Responsibilities:=20 Stand for truth and righteousness by living the Standards=20 of Personal Worthiness (PP, pg 9).
Participate in a regular program of scripture study. Attend Church meetings regularly. Continue writing in your journal. Add to your personal history. Understand the scriptures that accompany each of the=20 Young Women values (PP, pg 7). Understand the scriptural references that accompany the=20 Beehive Mission Statement: Moroni 10:5; 2 Nephi 32:5). Understand that the mission of the Church focuses on=20 proclaiming the gospel, perfecting the Saints, and redeeming the dead. Understand the following scriptures relating to truth from the=20 Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 32:3, Moroni 7:16. Complete at least two experiences for each Young Women Value.=20 (Check boxes on back of this form) Complete Young Woman of Truth Recognition (PP, pg 82). Hobbies/Special Interest/Talents: Life Time Goals: Educational/Career Goals: Steps Initiated for Temple Worthiness: Gospel Knowledge: =20

First Principles and Ordinances:
Temple Work: Others: Youth Comments: Testimony: Please share with me two blessings you have recently received: 14
Birthday Interview Date Bishopric Signature = Semi-Annual Interview Date Bishopric Signature

Mia Maid 1 Responsibilities:=20 Stand for truth and righteousness by living the Standards=20 of Personal Worthiness (PP, pg 9).
Participate in a regular program of scripture study. Attend Church meetings regularly. Continue writing in your journal. Add to your personal history. Understand the Mission Statement and scriptural references=20 for the Mia Maids: Mosiah 5:7; Matthew 22:37-39 (PP, pg 42) Understand the following scriptures relating to building=20 caring relationships: Matthew 5:9; John 15:12-13; Mosiah 18:8-10, 21 Complete at least two experiences for each Young Women Value.=20 (Check boxes on back of this form) Hobbies/Special Interest/Talents: Life Time Goals: Educational/Career Goals: Steps Initiated for Temple Worthiness: Gospel Knowledge: =20

First Principles and Ordinances:
Temple Work: Others: Youth Comments: Testimony: Please share with me two blessings you have recently received: 15
Birthday Interview Date Bishopric Signature = Semi-Annual Interview Date Bishopric Signature

Mia Maid 2 Responsibilities:=20 Stand for truth and righteousness by living the Standards=20 of Personal Worthiness (PP, pg 9).
Participate in a regular program of scripture study. Attend Church meetings regularly. Continue writing in your journal. Add to your personal history. Understand the following scriptures related to covenants=20 and promises: Mosiah 18:10, 3 Nephi 11:25-27; D&C 20:77;
D&C 20:79 Complete at least two experiences for each Young Women Value.=20 (Check boxes on back of this form) Complete Young Woman of Promise Recognition (PP, pg 83) Hobbies/Special Interest/Talents: Life Time Goals: Educational/Career Goals: Steps Initiated for Temple Worthiness: Gospel Knowledge: =20

First Principles and Ordinances:
Temple Work: Others: Youth Comments: Testimony: Please share with me two blessings you have recently received: 16
Birthday Interview Date Bishopric Signature = Semi-Annual Interview Date Bishopric Signature

Laurel 1 Responsibilities:=20 Stand for truth and righteousness by living the Standards=20 of Personal Worthiness (PP, pg 9).
Participate in a regular program of scripture study. Attend Church meetings regularly. Continue writing in your journal. Add to your personal history. Understand the Mission Statement and scriptural references=20 for the Laurels (PP, page 70) Prepare a personal statement of commitment concerning=20 the Laurel Mission Statement and make a visual reminder of=20 this statement. Repeat the Articles of Faith from memory. Understand the following scriptures relating to living,=20 teaching, and sharing the gospel: John 13:34-35; Alma 5:14-16; Alma=20 5:26-28; Alma 5:33-34; Alma 37:37; and D&C 6:8-9. Complete two Young Women Value Projects. (Complete boxes=20 on back of this form) Hobbies/Special Interest/Talents: Life Time Goals: Educational/Career Goals: Steps Initiated for Temple Worthiness: Gospel Knowledge: =20

First Principles and Ordinances:
Temple Work: Others: Youth Comments: Testimony: Please share with me two blessings you have recently received: 17
Birthday Interview Date Bishopric Signature = Semi-Annual Interview Date Bishopric Signature

Laurel 2 Responsibilities:=20 Stand for truth and righteousness by living the Standards=20 of Personal Worthiness (PP, pg 9).
Participate in a regular program of scripture study. Attend Church meetings regularly. Continue writing in your jhn1bn 2journal. Add to your personal history. Read Third Nephi in the Book of Mormon. Understand the following scriptures relating to living,=20 teaching, and sharing the gospel: Alma 6:6; D&C 6:36-37; D&C = 18:15;=20 D&C 88:77. Make something that will represent your understanding of=20 and commitment to the Young Women Theme. It should be=20 something that can serve as a reminder of your commitment to=20 gospel values throughout your life. Write a statement of your understanding of each of the=20 Young Women Values and continue to make these values part of=20 your life. Share these statements with the Bishop at the time of=20 your interview. Complete two Young Women Value Projects. (Complete boxes=20 on back of this form) Complete Young Woman of Faith Recognition (PP, pg 84) Hobbies/Special Interest/Talents: Life Time Goals: Educational/Career Goals: Steps Initiated for Temple Worthiness: Gospel Knowledge: =20

First Principles and Ordinances:
Temple Work: Others: Youth Comments: Testimony: Please share with me two blessings you have recently received: Seminary
Leadership Experience
Beehive: Mia Maid: Laurel: 1st Year: 2nd Year: 3rd Year: 4th Year: Seminary Graduation Certificate: Date Received
Camp Certification
Temple Experiences
Temple Date
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Youth Leader 1 Youth Leader 2
Laurel Value Projects

Personal Progress Value Experiences

Value Age

12 13 14 15

Faith

Divine Nature

Individual Worth

Knowledge

Choice and Accountability

Good Works

Integrity
Project 1 - 1st year
Description:
Completion date: Project 2 - 1st year

Description:
Completion date: Project 1 - 2nd year

Description:
Completion date: Project 2 - 2nd year

Description:
Completion date:

Report of Progress

Date Received Advisor Signature

Date Received Advisor Signature

Date Received Advisor Signature

Date Received Advisor Signature

Date Received Advisor Signature

Date Received Advisor Signature

Date Received Advisor Signature

Date Received Advisor Signature

Age Group Recognition

=20

Notes

Beehive: Young Woman of Truth Recognition

Date Received:

Mia Maid: Young Woman of Promise Recognition

Date Received:

Laurel: Young Woman of Faith Recognition

Date Received:

Young Womanhood Recognition Award

Interview Date: