What Is New Beginnings?
New Beginnings is the activity that kicks off the Young Women program for the next year. It’s a fun event that is planned by young women class presidencies. It is intended to inspire young women and their families about the importance and value of participating in personal progress. New Beginnings introduces upcoming young women to the three young women classes (Beehive, Mia Maid, and Laurel), plus the class statements, logo, motto, and purpose of the young women program.
This event will contain planning information that will help families calendar for the upcoming year. You might hear girls camp dates, young women in excellence dates, or other major events.
You can think of New Beginnings as a welcome and review of the purpose of Young Women, with the intent of inspiring families to participate.
Who attends New Beginnings?
The following people are invited to attend New Beginnings:
- Young women and their parents,
- Priesthood leaders,
- Young Women leaders,
- Young women who will reach age 12 in the coming year are also invited to attend with their parents.
When is New Beginnings Held?
New Beginnings is usually held at the beginning of the school year or at the beginning the calendar year.
It may be held during Mutual.
What can I expect at a New Beginnings activity?
New Beginnings provides opportunities for leaders to express love for the young women, encourage parents to help their daughters in Personal Progress experiences, introduce young women who will reach age 12 in the coming year, and welcome young women who have joined the Church or moved into the ward. It is a time to recognize young women and their accomplishments in Personal Progress. The Young Women presidency invites a member of the bishopric to give concluding remarks.
This event helps young women and their parents learn about the Young Women program. It includes an explanation of Personal Progress and a presentation of the Young Women theme, logo, motto, and age-group purpose statements and symbols. It should help young women and their parents plan for events in the coming year.