Junior Friends (JF) is a high school age group of Quakers. We meet three times a year, for four days at NPYM, another four at Camp, and in February at our annual Winter Trip.
We are a group that plans and structures itself with the help of lovely advisers and Friendly Adult Presences (FAPs). During our time at NPYM we attend worship sharing with the larger meeting as a way to introduce and learn about Quaker worship and process. Every year we also have an outing, depending on our location. In the past we have gone river rafting, spent afternoons at parks, or gone to the zoo. Junior Friends organize their own program and activities, maintain their own Meetings for Business and committees, and are responsible for their own code of conduct. At the end of the four days we join with the Young Adult Friends for a dance, and the Feast of Love! We then top off the evening with an optional Respectful Relations exercise with the Young Adult Friends. This is a time for Junior Friends and Young Adult Friends to openly discuss how we apply the Quaker testimonies to different relationships in our lives. Following Annual Session, there is a 4 day Junior Friends Camp to which all Junior Friends are welcome. Junior Friends is a wonderful place to explore your spirituality and make wonderful life long F/friends in the process.
If you have any questions about Junior Friends, please feel free to contact the junior friends’ co-clerks, Hannah Billen & Sean Downing, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or one of our advisors:
Junior Friends Advisors:
Emily Bear email@example.com
Carrie Black firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Costello email@example.com
Kathryn Willard firstname.lastname@example.org