At the Frontier Centre, Northamptonshire
Late afternoon Friday 12 April to mid-afternoon Monday 15 April.
Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) is a welcoming, exciting and thought provoking event for young people born between 1.9.2000 and 31.8.2003. Whether you have recently discovered Quakerism or have been a Quaker all your life, JYM offers everyone the opportunity to meet new people, make friends through social activities and engage with spiritual practices and ideas.
The event is run by people your age, who are supported by a team of adults. For more information about what JYM is like see the links to past events.
This year JYM happens separately to Yearly Meeting the event for Quakers of all ages but will link to the issues being considered there.
In three short days I feel I have developed so much not only as person but also as a member of the Quaker community.
You will explore the JYM theme through speaker sessions, discussions, reflection and Quaker Meeting for Worship for Business.
Quakerism wasn't something I really thought would fit with the rest of my identity. I didn't really “get it" before, but now I really do. Now I'm a Quaker.
JYM is also a spiritual event with the opportunity for you to experience Quaker practices and Worship.
I felt that JYM helped me grow spiritually as a person. It has made me want to put my thoughts into action. I don't just want to say it, I want to do it.
Social activities and small groups, called base groups, will provide a place to build relationships and play games.
JYM showed me an enormous, beautiful community of people.
How to come to JYM
There are two ways to come to JYM. By "nomination or by an "open place". The deadline for confirming your place is 18 January 2019.
Nominations: Area Meetings, Quaker Schools or overseas Yearly Meetings ask young people whether they would like to attend. This is called a "nomination". Information about JYM nominations was sent to Area Meeting Clerks in August 2018. If you would like to be nominated to come to JYM, speak to your Meeting Clerk or Headteacher (Quaker Schools). If you don't know your Meeting Clerk, contact Alex through the contact button on this page, and she will be happy to put you in touch.
Open places: If you are not currently associated with a Meeting or School you can apply for an open place.
Open place guidance: To be read prior to applying, this document will guide you through any questions you may have.
Open place application form: To apply for an open place please complete the form.
For more information contact Alex on 020 7663 1013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org