The Young Women theme provides a foundation for helping each young woman accomplish the objectives of the Young Women Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Girls and their adult leaders repeat the theme at the beginning of Sunday meetings and at other gatherings.
Leaders should remember to help new Beehives memorize the theme by providing bookmarks or posters from the items available from Distribution, or by printing some of the resources at the bottom of this page. New Beehives coming from Primary may not have yet had the change to memorize text as long as the theme. We want everyone to feel comfortable in Young Women, and so be alert to girls who may be struggling to repeat or memorize the theme. I’ve seen Beehive leaders that keep an extra copies of the theme card in their bags so they can pass them out if young women are still learning the theme.
Young Women 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
- Divine Nature,
- Individual Worth,
- Choice and Accountability,
- Good Works,
- 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.
Changes to the Theme
- 1987 – Ardeth G. Kapp introduced the young women theme.
- 2002 – The words “strengthen home and family” were added to the theme by President Margaret D. Nadauld.
- 2008 – The new value virtue was added by President Elaine S. Dalton.
Young Women Theme Posters
Some leaders like to print a copy of the YW theme to put in leadership binders. Others print copies for new Beehives so they can learn the theme. These printables make a nice item to display in your classroom, or you can give copies to young women as handouts during lessons or for birthdays to help young women memorize the theme.
You can download a fun young women theme poster from our collection at the links below:
- Young Women Subway Art – Larger
- 2012 Mutual Theme Clip Art for YW
- Young Women’s Theme – Bookmarks
- Young Women Theme – Sign
- Young Women Poster Set in Gold
- Young Women Theme Subway Art posters
- Young Women Theme Subway Art – B&W Card
- Young Women Theme Subway Art – Color Card
- Young Women Theme Subway Art Style