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Young Adults in Southeastern Yearly Meeting

Young Adults lead workshop at SEYM Gathering. photo: J. Westberg

Young adults (age 18 to about 35) are active participants in the life and work of Southeastern Yearly Meeting. As a yearly meeting, we seek to welcome spiritual gifts, wisdom, and ideas as fully in young adults as we do in every other person in our community, and to provide support during life stages* that can be full of transition, change, and growth.

Young adults may sometimes find it helpful to have access to age-specific resources and peer community. SEYM holds space and provides support for young adults to coordinate fellowship opportunities at the Yearly Meeting Gathering and other SEYM events, organize retreat opportunities at other times, and explore additional ways to connect.

The Youth and Young Adult Coordinator is available to assist meetings, through workshops or email/phone consultations, in the work of inviting, welcoming, and supporting young adults. The Coordinator also distributes news and resources to young adults in SEYM, and is available for individual spiritual check-ins and pastoral care.

*The 18-35 age range includes people in a wide variety of life stages. This variety allows for the Young Adult community to include both peer connection, and intergenerational support and mentorship. Participants in the SEYM Young Adult community may have many different relationships to the Religious Society of Friends, from curious seekers to life-long Quakers and committed, convinced Friends.

Resources & Opportunities

Events

Annual Gathering of Friends  A week-long event attended by hundreds of Quakers from across North America organized by Friends General Conference.

Continuing Revolution A summer conference for young adults at Pendle Hill

Spring Lobby Weekend Annual gathering to lobby Congress on issues of importance to Friends.

Work & Internship Programs

Quaker Voluntary Service  

Programme Assistants  work for a Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva or New York.

Fellows, Interns, and Advocacy Corps  Friends Committee on National Legislation

QuEST  A year of community, simplicity and social change, in Seattle.

Grants

Publications

Youth & Young Adult

Coordinator

Kody Hersh

YYACoordinator@SEYMQuakers.org

(407) 850-8457 (text & phone)