LDS Young Women Leadership Helps

lds-young-women-torch-gold1Young Women work with priesthood leaders and parents to help young women gain a testimony of Jesus Christ. The example, encouragement, and care of leaders can be invaluable to youth at this important time in their lives.

Click the following links to find help for Young Women Leaders:

Leader Training

Leadership Helps – massive collection of Leadership helps, including leadership training lesson plans and handouts, personal progress tracking forms, and more

Transition

Other Help

Young Women’s Organization

Leadership Help for YW Leaders @ LDS.org

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Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Young Women

Here are some cheap gift ideas that we young women leaders have done for our LDS class members. Christmas 2003 We made small Christmas ornaments for each girl based on a Christmas ornament the Beehive counselor had at her house. We printed a black and white picture of the Savior on some ink jet overhead...

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Encouraging Less Active Members

It's often difficult to know how to reach out to inactive youth or other members of the Church not attending meetings. The following ideas make great notes for encouraging attendance at class or activities. They'd work for Young Women or Primary children. Got a good one? Please post it in the comments section below. You...

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Young Women Class Presidencies

Get tips on out how to train your Young Women Class Presidency. Includes information on class symbols, etc. The Class Presidency A class presidency is normally called for each Young Women class. In a ward or branch with few young women, one presidency may be called for the combined age-groups until the young women are...

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Young Women Leadership Training

Leadership Meetings View all leadership helps - and find lots of handouts and ideas relating to leadership meetings, even themed lessons like the F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God) lesson. On the use of helps not published by the Church Elder M. Russell Ballard counseled: "Teachers would be well advised to study carefully the scriptures and...

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Purpose of LDS Youth Activities and LDS Mutual Planning

Young men and young women should have a regularly scheduled activity night, called Mutual. "Most [youth] activities occur during a time called Mutual. The term Mutual suggests shared experiences in which there is mutual respect and support for one another and opportunities to learn together. ... Mutual is generally held weekly. If travel or other...

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Teaching Modesty

This article lists quotes and tips on teaching modesty effectively to young women. Lots of links to modesty resources and activity ideas. Modesty is a difficult concept to teach youth who are bombarded by inappropriate dress touted as acceptable, or even required to be "cool". I think the most important statement on teaching modesty to...

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Helping Young Women Transition to Relief Society

"The transition from youth to womanhood is a defining time in the lives of young women. We desire that every young woman successfully make this transition and prepare for her future responsibilities as a faithful woman, wife, and mother, and in her opportunities to serve within the Church." - President Gordon B. Hinckley, President Thomas...

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Young Women Secretary – Tips and FAQ

The Young Women secretary has the following responsibilities: She consults with the Young Women presidency to prepare agendas for presidency meetings. She attends presidency meetings, takes notes, and keeps track of assignments. She instructs class secretaries and oversees their work in keeping attendance records. At least quarterly, she compiles attendance information, reviews it with the...

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Christmas Lesson Ideas for Young Women

Like most YW leaders, you're looking for Christmas Lesson Ideas for Young Women during the month of December. The 2010 Resource Guide gives this (not very helpful) advice: "Consider teaching lessons on the Savior during the Easter and Christmas seasons." The 2008 guides read: "The manual does not include a specific Christmas lesson. If you...

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Holding Young Women Activities in a Small Branch

I grew up in a tiny branch in Mississippi, and how to hold effective Young Women's activities in a small unit is a subject near to my heart. I first began posting Young Women activity ideas on this site with the specific hope that smaller units with fewer leaders could get ideas on how to...

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Ideas for Welcoming New Beehives to Young Women

When a girl turns 12, she is welcomed into the Young Women program in each unit of the church. Below are ideas for welcoming new Beehives to Young Women and instructions from the Church Handbook of Instructions on how to orient young women and their families to the Personal Progress Program CHI 2, 10.7.3 Personal...

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