Junior Yearly Meeting Committee

About Junior Yearly Meeting Committee (JYM)

JYM Committee ensures that nurturing sessions with Quaker content are provided for school age children through high school who attend the annual residential Summer Sessions of New York Yearly Meeting.

Link to the Committee's Handbook page.

About Junior Yearly Meeting

New York Yearly Meeting holds its annual sessions every year in late July at Silver Bay YMCA in Silver Bay, New York, on Lake George in the Adirondacks. The Sessions run from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning. Monday through Friday, the yearly meeting organizes programs for youth from first grade through high school from 9 am to noon called Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM), organized usually in groups of two grades each. The yearly meeting also partners with Silver Bay YMCA to provide childcare for younger children.

Please volunteer! The leaders of these youth programs are volunteers. We invite you to consider joining the JYM staff. Volunteer group leaders plan and carry out a program prepared at a JYM Planning Weekend held in June at Powell House, the yearly meeting's conference center in Old Chatham, New York. JYM group leaders also provide afternoon and evening childcare (referred to as “PM Childcare”) for children through age 10 during committee and session times Monday–Friday. Financial assistance is made available to JYM volunteers.

Resources for Members and Clerks of NYYM Committees

Guidelines for Committee Service—Relevant sections from the yearly meeting Handbook on committe membership and committee clerking.

Guide for Committee Clerks—A resource packet designed to make clerking a NYYM committee easier.

Coordinating Committee Timeline—A guide to the year's tasks for coorcinating committee clerks.

Accountability Queries—Queries for use by committees and the coordinating committees for considering the spiritual state of the yearly meeting's committees.