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Quaker religious education for both youth and adults aims to encourage spiritual growth, nurture curiosity and self-inquiry, and deepen engagement with the beliefs, practices, and history of Quaker faith. Children’s religious education, sometimes called “First Day School,” is often held simultaneously with meeting for worship.

Many resources are available to support meetings and families in providing meaningful Quaker religious education. Contact the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator to suggest additional resources for this page, request resources on a topic you don’t see here, or arrange a religious education workshop for your meeting.

Resources for Religious Education for Youth & Families

Quaker Religious Education Collaborative  Resource library of curricula, activity suggestions, articles; information about online and in-person learning opportunities for Friends who care for religious education.

First Day School Toolkit  Tools to support meetings that currently have minimal (or no) First Day School. Includes Quaker activity pages that you can have on hand for children in worship!

Quaker Take-Out  One meeting’s idea for helping youth and their families continue to engage with questions and ideas from First Day School once they get home.

QuakerBooks  Collections on the QuakerBooks website include “Children and Young Adult” titles, and “Religious Education.”

Coming-of-Age Ideas  A guide to developing a coming-of-age program for Quaker preteens and teens, including general advices and sample programs from meetings.

Racial Justice Curriculum  A 10-session plan for engaging with high-school-age Friends on racial justice.


Religious Education News

Quaker Religious Education Collaborative’s Conversation Circles

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Resource Spotlight: Grow Our Meetings Toolkit

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Resource spotlight: Talking About Racial Justice with Youth

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Youth & Young Adult


Kody Hersh


(407) 850-8457 (text & phone)


Youth & Young Adult Coordinator (YYAC) Kody Hersh offers a number of workshops to Meetings & Worship Groups. Content and format for any topic can be planned with your meeting’s particular concerns, size, age range, and available time in mind.

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