For the Strength of Youth

Young Women
Personal Progress
Standing as a
Witness of God
Come unto Christ
and be perfected in
(Moroni 10:32)
Young Women
Motto and Logo
*The Young Women motto is “stand for truth
and righteous.”
*The logo is a torch surrounded by the Young
Woman motto.
*The torch represents the light of Christ,
inviting all to “come unto Christ.” Moroni 10:32
YW Classes and Symbols
BEEHIVE, ages 12 and 13
The beehive is a symbol of harmony, cooperation,
and work.
MIA MAID, ages 14 and 15
The rose is a symbol of love, faith, and purity.
LAUREL, ages 16 and 17
The laurel wreath is a symbol of honor and
What is the purpose of the Personal
Progress Program?
*Helps you
Strengthen your faith in and
testimony of Jesus Christ.
*Helps you strengthen both
your present family and your
future family.
*Helps you prepare to make
& keep sacred covenants &
receive the ordinances of the
*To prepare you to be a
faithful, contributing
member of The Church of
Jesus of Latter-day Saints.
What are the requirements to complete the
Personal Progress Program?
*Attend sacrament meeting
*Live the standards in For the
Strength of Youth.
*Complete the values
experiences and value
project for each of the
eight values.
*Attend seminary.
*Read the Book of Mormon
*Keep a personal journal.
*Record your testimony of the
Savior Jesus Christ.
Getting Started
As you begin, you will
receive a torch
necklace with the Young
Women torch logo on it.
Wearing this necklace
signifies your
commitment to hold up
your light and stand for
truth and righteous.
Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
*You will complete six
experiences (three
required & three elective)
and one ten-hour project
in each of the first seven
Young Women values.
*For the value of virtue,
you will complete four
required experiences and
the required project of
reading The Book of
You may begin with any
value and work in any
Individual Worth
Value Experiences
Required Value Experiences
Complete the following three required value experiences. Have your parent or leader sign and date each
experience after you finish.
__1 You are a daughter of Heavenly Father, who knows you and loves you. Read Psalm 8:4–6; Jeremiah 1:5; John
13:34; Doctrine and Covenants 18:10; Abraham 3:22–23; and Joseph Smith—History 1:1–20. Write in your journal
how these scriptures teach you that Heavenly Father knows you, loves you, and is mindful of you.
___2 Learn about the importance of patriarchal blessings by studying about them in True to the Faith and recent
conference talks. Find out why they are given and who can give them. Discuss with a parent or Church leader how
to prepare to receive a patriarchal blessing and how it can teach you of your worth and identity and be a guide
throughout your life. If you have not received your blessing, prepare to receive it.
___3 Read Doctrine and Covenants 18:10 and 121:45. Do all you can to build others and make them feel of worth.
Every day for two weeks notice the worthwhile qualities and attributes of others. Acknowledge them verbally or in
writing. In your journal write what you have learned about the worth of individuals and how your own confidence
grows when you build others.
*Recommended that you
complete the required
experiences in a value
before moving on to the
elective experiences in
that value.
*Elective value
experiences – may write
or modify 1 or 2 with
approval of a parent or
Additional Value Experiences
Complete three additional value experiences. You may select from the following options or write up to two of
your own. Your parent or leader must approve those you write yourself before you begin. Have your parent or
leader sign and date each experience after you finish.
___4 4You are preparing now to fulfill a unique mission on the earth. Read Doctrine and Covenants 88:119. In
your journal make a list of your hopes and dreams for your future home, family, and education and some
important things you would like to accomplish in your life, including becoming a wife and mother. Then write a
plan that will help you achieve your goals. Share this plan with a family member, leader, or friend.
___5 Participate in a dance, speech, music, or drama performance at school, in your community, or at church.
How did your participation in this activity strengthen your feelings of individual worth and self-confidence?
Record your thoughts in your journal.
___6 When you participate in family history, you come to understand your identity and individual worth. Visit
with your living relatives to learn as much information about your family history as possible. Then complete a
pedigree chart of your family and list the temple ordinances that have been completed for each person.
___7 Heavenly Father has given you special gifts. Read 1 Corinthians 12:4–12; 13; Moroni 7:12–13; 10:8–18; and
Doctrine and Covenants 46:11–26. Ask a family member, a Young Women leader, and a friend to write down
positive qualities the Lord has given you. List your gifts in your journal, and write how you can continue to
develop these gifts and use them to serve your family and others.
Personalized Value Experiences
Value Projects
*Complete the 6 experiences for the value before
starting your Value Project, and have your parents or
YW leaders approve the project before you begin.
*You may include others in your YW project, but
each project must take a minimum of 10 hours of
your own time.
*Personal Progress can be a part of the good things
you are already doing at home, church, school,
seminary and in the community.
*Adapt goals to individual needs.
*You may work at your own
*You should ALWAYS be working
on at least one experience or
*Keep your Personal Progress
Record Sheet up to date.
Personal Progress is the Young
Woman’s Responsibility
*Each Young Women
has responsibility to
prepare herself both
temporally and
Young Womanhood Recognition
*Complete the
Personal Progress
*Interviewed by the
What do I do when I complete
Personal Progress?
Earn an Honor Bee Charm
*Read the Book of
Mormon again.
*Serve others for a
total of 40 hours.
Promises from a
Ezra Taft Benson
Give me a young woman who loves
home and family, who reads and
ponder the scriptures daily, who has
a burning testimony of the Book of
Mormon. Give me a young woman
who faithfully attends her church
meetings, who is a seminary
graduate, who has earned her Young
Womanhood Recognition Award and
wears it with pride! Give me a
young woman who is virtuous and
who has maintained her personal
purity, who will not settle for less
than a temple marriage, and I will
give you a young woman who will
perform miracles for the Lord now
and throughout eternity.”

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