Young Friends Support Committee

Membership: Members or attenders of the Atlanta Friends Meeting. Meetings: Scheduled as needed 

Mission Statement: The mission of the YFSC (formerly called the Young Friends  Oversight Committee) is to encourage, nurture and build a Young Friends Program that  models Quaker process and values by fostering community building, worship, service  and fellowship.  


Guidelines and Quaker Process 

1. Establish guidelines for Young Friends (YF) and adults working with YF, update,  distribute and post guidelines, resolve problems around and answer questions  regarding guidelines and, develop a process to determine consequences for breaking  guidelines (e.g., mediation, clearness). 

2. Appoint mediation and clearness committees when needed including members of the  committee and/or the larger meeting community. 

3. Model Quaker Process and Values. 

4. Work with YF Business Meeting and help implement decisions made at YF Business  Meeting. 

5. Support YF Coordinator in acting as liaison between Atlanta Meeting and the  Southern Appalachian Young Friends Program. 

6. Report to Larger Meeting through Meeting for Business. 

7. Support YF Coordinator in communicating with parents. 

8. Support YF Coordinator in planning and organizing YF events for young Friends  from third grade through High School. 

9. Develop ways to include young Friends in the life of the meeting. Friendly Adult Nurturers (FANs) 

1. Support YF Coordinator in selecting, overseeing, and training FANs. 

2. Support YF Coordinator in calling on Adult members of Meeting to be FANs or  leaders of YF activities.