LDS Young Women - Personal Progress

Personal Progress is a goal-setting program that helps a young woman develop a testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel. Goals of the program are as follows:

LDS Personal Progress Help

  • Each Young Woman will know she is a daughter of God.
  • Each Young Woman will rely upon the Holy Ghost.
  • Each Young Woman will develop personal religious behaviors, such as prayer, scripture study, obedience to commandments, and service.
  • Each Young Woman will keep her baptismal covenants and prepare and qualify for temple covenants.
  • Each Young Woman will develop talents and skills that prepare her for her future roles.
  • Each Young Woman will establish a pattern of step-by-step progress through her life.

Through Personal Progress, each young woman can develop a pattern of progress for her life that will bring her joy and happiness.

Personal Progress Ideas

Information on the Eighth Young Women Value: Virtue

  • New Value Virtue Main Page - basically a FAQ of information regarding the new value. YW should continue working on their personal progress booklets until new materials regarding the new value are printed. (Personally, I'd use this as an opportunity to encourage YW to hurry up and finish now in case the program gets harder! :) ~Jenny)
  • SugarDoodle - has an activity idea based on the theme "return to virtue"

Revised YW Theme

We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. We will "stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places" (Mosiah 18:9) as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are

Faith
Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Knowledge
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
Integrity and
Virtue.

We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

If you can help modify the documents on this site with the old theme, I'd really appreciate it!

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Anonymous's picture

Hi Jenny, I love your website

Hi Jenny,

I love your website and thought that these ideas may be helpful to someone else. The first one went with a Choice and Accountability activity however the second one could go with just about anything. I used a size 11 font that looked similar to the one in the Personal Progress book and made double columns so it would fit in the book. We made copies and cut them up and had the girls glue them into their book.

___ 8. Be accountable for your own belongings. After listening to a presentation on de-cluttering, discuss way that you could take better care of your belongings. Spend two to three hours organizing space in your room for which you are responsible.

___ 8. Learn to recognize the value of regular scriptures study in your life. For three weeks read the scriptures for at least 15 minutes each day. Set aside specific study time each day. Before you begin; pray to ask the Lord to help you better understand what you are reading and to know that they are true.

I don't know if you are interested in this or not. Feel free to use them or not.

Thank you,
Mary B,
Tucson Arizona Stake

Not Registered's picture

I am very new to Young

I am very new to Young Women's, I've never been in it myself and I have been called to 2nd counselor in You Women's and I am in charge of the New Beginnings. This years theme is "Stand Strong and be of good courage". I am completely lost on what to do! I'm getting really nervous. I want it to be very special. I don't even know what theme to use or decorate with! Can someone please help!! :)

Rashell's picture

There are tons of ideas on

There are tons of ideas on this and other sites. You can take some of the ideas and change them to your theme for this year. Also don't be afraid to ask the other members of your presidency and past presidencies for their ideas.
Good Luck and enjoy your calling with the young women.
Rashell

miabia's picture

just be ur self cause god

just be ur self cause god will help u to better and worst . he will never let u
walk alone in our world he will guide no matter what just be you cause i pray
that u be the best if u stick to who u are. love sister miabia

Anonymous's picture

Hi! I do personal progress

Hi!

I do personal progress online and i was doing a faith experience and i pressed submit for approval and clicked the send to leader button rather that the send to parent. It just says awaiting approval. now I'm afraid it will never get passed off. do any of you know where it might be or who has it??

Anonymous's picture

for an individual worth

for an individual worth project i did a power point, and took all the girls in our young women's and said what there talents were and what there future plans were and that was more than a ten hour project, i had alot of fun doing it, so that might be an idea. or when ask a leader they always have good ideas!

Not Registered's picture

I was trying to locate a

I was trying to locate a place to buy the Young Women's Value ribbons to go with the Value bookmark from distribution centers.
Do you know where I can buy these?
Connie Atwood , Utah

Pam Moore's picture

They are only available

They are only available through the ward - check with your clerk - they are on a different order form that only the wards order from - they are 10 to a package for $3.50 I think....

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I earned my YW Award in the

I earned my YW Award in the early 1980's I had the original necklace. Here is my problem---my sons got into my jewelry box and proceeded to play pirates and lost my medalion---I still have the chain!!! I have tried for years to locate a replacement. Is there anyway to get a replacement of the original necklace?
THANKS
Kathy

Anonymous's picture

im sorry to tell you that i

im sorry to tell you that i dont think they even sell the old necklaces anymore. you could possibly go on ebay or any website like it and try to buy a new one. or now they let all women (whether you have a young woman or not) earn the medallion over again to get the new one. and then you could always pray and keep looking! ;)

Lost my medallion, too's picture

I found this forum when I was

I found this forum when I was searching for a way to get a new medallion after I lost my old one. After reading answers in a few different places online I e-mailed the lds distribution center's online help desk. I'm sure they can give you a good answer.

Dara Favero's picture

I was just called to the

I was just called to the Spanish ward in our stake to help organize the Young Women. Sunday I was cleaning out the closet and came across an old medallion. You are welcome to have it if you want it. I was wondering what to do with it anyway.

Dara Favero's picture

I was just called to the

I was just called to the Spanish ward in our stake to help organize the Young Women. Sunday I was cleaning out the closet and came across an old medallion. You are welcome to have it if you want it. I was wondering what to do with it anyway.

Amy Christenson's picture

Hi there!  I was just reading

Hi there!  I was just reading your comment about having an old YW medallion.  Do you still have it?  I earned mine about 18 years ago and, sadly, I seemed to have lost it during our last move (my husband is in the military).  I am currently serving as the YW president in my ward and I would love to wear the medallion as an example to the girls.  If you still have the old medallion, I would love to take it off your hands!  Please let me know.

Thank you!

Amy

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Call Salt Lake - General YW

Call Salt Lake - General YW headquarters. Sister Mary Cook came to Texas for leadership training and instructed us to mail back to SLC any old medallions still in our closets. She said there was no reimbursement and all YW who earn the medallion should be given the newly revised medallion.

My guess is that old medallions being returned to headquarters could possibly be available for you.

Good luck!!!