Quaker Youth Opportunities

Dear local meetings & worship groups of New England,

Hello! My name is Nia Thomas and I serve as NEYM’s Young Friends Coordinator.

In my role, I strive to make as many teens and families as possible aware of the Young Friends retreat program. Did you know that we offer six retreats a year for high school age Quaker youth? We also maintain an email list for youth, parents, and others interested in regular updates about retreat registration as well as  other opportunities for Quaker teens. If someone you know would like to subscribe to this list, they can do so here.

The purpose of Young Friends retreats is not to duplicate the efforts of local meetings but rather to compliment them by creating joyous youth-centered Quaker spaces where participants can experience community and connect with a wider group of Quaker peers. You can learn about upcoming retreats on the Young Friends section of the NEYM website.

Beyond encouraging youth to attend retreats, I also love to hear about what is going on at your meeting that engages youth. If you are a Quaker teen or you work with the teens in your meeting, I’d love to talk with you and hear what’s alive for you in your meeting.

With excitement and gratitude,

Nia Thomas
Young Friends Coordinator
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Upcoming Young Friends Events
September 14-16–Young Friends Leadership & Learning Weekend–Framingham
September 15–New Young Friends Welcome Dinner–Framingham, MA 6-8PM
October 12-14–Young Friends Retreat–Mt Toby (Leverett, MA)

Want to make sure YF retreats are on your calendar? More retreat dates are listed here.  Registration opens about a month before a given retreat (we’ll send a reminder out on this list).

Register for Retreats
To contact the Young Friends Coordinator: 


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