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Working with young people 12 to 18 years

Sharing-our-journeys.jpgSharing our journeys

This pack contains a variety of activities which enable young Quakers and adult Friends to explore their spirituality in a Quaker context, to share their spiritual journeys and think about and articulate their beliefs and their values. It gives opportunities to discover by sharing together what Quakerism means to them and to other people.

Either download Sharing our journeys [PDF: 396kb - new window] or for paper copies please contact  020 7663 1013 or email cypadmin@quaker.org.uk

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'Sharing our journeys in a box' template [PDF: 25kb - new window]

 

Ways to Connect

The Ways to connect cards are based on the ‘How to’ resources produced by Friends General Conference (FGC), and are reproduced with the kind permission of the Clerks of the Youth Ministries Committee, FGC (USA).
The aim of these ‘ways to connect’ cards are to promote and develop the way you think about the place of young Friends (from the ages of 12 and above) in your local meeting. There are eight subject areas in ways to connect:
·         engage in intergenerational conversations
·         communicate in ways that include young Friends
·         integrate young Friends into meeting
·         include young Friends on committees
·         plan an intergenerational event
·         stay in touch with young Friends
·         Quaker practices that might be helpful to young Friends
·         young Friends are vital to the Religious Society of Friends

Click here to go to the Ways to connect cards

 
Find out more
Friends that want to develop the life of their community could find intergenerational activities helpful use Journeys in the Spirit special edition: ‘Connecting as a Community’. This edition provides a range of ideas on how to develop relationships and make links with each other and with young Friends. Follow this link, then choose ‘Connecting as a community’.
 
 
 

Quaker Youth Work Handbook

QYW HandbookThe revised handbook published in February 2010, is available to Friends and to meetings, contact 020 7663 1013 or email cypadmin@quaker.org.uk for a copy.

 

Spiritual Development

This new booklet explores our understanding of Spiritual Development and how this affects our work with young people. It offers a model of spiritual development and practical ideas of ways to work with young people that will help facilitate their spiritual journeys.

For copies please contact 020 7663 1013 or email cypadmin@quaker.org.uk 

Whataboutthechildren.jpgLiving as a Quaker

Living as a Quaker is a six session programme providing facilitators with all they need to support young people exploring their Quaker identity, beliefs, values and interactions with others. The first two sessions consider Quakerism, exploring young people’s understanding of their values and beliefs and of the Testimonies. The following two sessions are an opportunity for participants to consider how they behave in groups, exploring ways to develop their interpersonal skills. The programme concludes with a session that identifies ways of communicating Quakerism, and a final session where participants can identify support structures within the groups and networks they are a part of.

This resource is available in hard copy format – please contact         020 7663 1013 or cypadmin@quaker.org.uk or you can download individual sessions and the corresponding resources here.

Relationships, sex and sexuality

The Quaker Life Working Group on Young People and Relationships and Sexuality have been developing new materials for working with Quaker young people on the issue of sex, sexuality and relationships. The Group aims to encourage Meetings, Link groups and young people's events to engage in this topic with young people and help them develop meaningful and safe relationships. They also hope that this topic will provide a means for young people to think about their spirituality and help them connect to Quakers though a topic that is important to them.

I'm a Quaker - this is why

The I'm a Quaker - this is why resouce is aimed at young Quakers who want to 

I'm a Quaker - cover.jpggive information to their friends about Quakerism. It was written in consultation with young people and a partnership project between the Children and Young People's team and Outreach team both based in Quaker Life.

The resource is avalible in hard copy as a fold out leaflet by contacting 020 7663 1013 or cypadmin@quaker.org.uk

Quakers: a guide for young people

This leaflet gives an overview of Quakerism and is aimed at Quaker young people. 

Young Quakers leaflet_cover.jpg

The leaflet includes explenations about different aspects of Quakerism as well as reflective images. 

This leaflet is free and can be ordered by contacting 020 7663 1013 or cypadmin@quaker.org.uk