Young Friends

Welcome to Young Friends!

Young Friends is a warm, loving, and inclusive community of teens who come together to seek our own spiritual truths, to learn about what's most important to us, and to build relationships that last a lifetime. Historically the Young Friends program has functioned as a weekend retreat program, and during the pandemic we have shifted towards a youth group model to provide a variety of more frequent opportunities for connection mainly online, with some opportunities in person. As a program, we all strive to create a welcoming community where everyone can feel a sense of belonging to something bigger. Both online and in person, Young Friends is a space where teens can try on Quaker practices to see how they fit, practice co-creating community, and have a respite from the busy everyday routine of high school to soak up some silliness, joy, and laughter. Continue below to see if Young Friends is right for you or your teen and to find out what we have to offer this season.

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This group has taught me patience and compassion more than any other group I have been a part of.

I’ve gained a level of self assurance & worth, open mindedness, and the ability to approach conflict in a loving way.

There’s a great balance between soul searching and absolute joy and fun.

Quakerism has allowed me to be flexible in my own definition of it. It’s about how I look at the world and the communities I add to. Being Quaker isn’t about following rules, it’s about how I live my life.

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Spring 2021 Young Friends Program Offerings

What's next for Young Friends

Maggie Nelson