New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

What JHYMers Say about JHYM

Here are some things that our Jr Highers have written to newcomers.  We hope that they help you feel welcomed!


JHYM is one of the best things that have happened to me.

JHYM is a sanctuary. 

It is a safe place where you can be yourself and escape for awhile. 

The whole week before a retreat, I’m counting the days and wanting to go to the most accepting, friendly place I know. You will make lifelong friends. It is where your soul is free.

It’s nothing like school.  Everyone is so welcoming.

It is the best place in the world.

JHYM is amazing!  It is a place where people will love you more for being you than for being ‘perfect’ or ‘cool’ or ‘popular.’  You won’t find very many places like that in your life.  You’ll feel the love the second you walk in the door! 

JHYM helps me connect with people in other states and be a complete Quaker.

In 12 words, JHYM is amazing, loving, peaceful, safe, community, inclusive, joyful, opening, and a giant circle.

JHYM is as heavenly as whip cream on fruit on pancakes.

Put aside any feelings, nervousness, or anything because JHYM is an amazing unique experience where you meet new friends and have loads of fun.  JHYM is the BEST. 

Come be a part of our community!

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]