Resources for Youth and Children
February 2023

“Resources for Youth and Children,” Liahona, Feb. 2023.

Gospel Basics

Resources for Youth and Children

parents reading scriptures with son

Parents have the primary responsibility to teach their children about Jesus Christ and His gospel. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has organizations, programs, and other resources to help parents in their efforts. Together, parents, Church leaders, and friends can help all children and teens come unto Christ.

Primary children

Photograph of Primary children by Ben Johnson


Primary is the Church’s organization for children ages 18 months to 11 years. In Primary, children learn about Jesus Christ and His gospel through lessons, music, and activities. Primary can help children feel God’s love for them.

Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes

In January of the year that children turn 12, they move from Primary to either Aaronic Priesthood quorums (for boys) or Young Women classes (for girls). In their quorums and classes, youth continue to strengthen their testimonies and serve others.

hands drawing a picture

Children and Youth Program

In His youth, Jesus Christ grew “in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52). The Children and Youth program helps young Church members follow Christ’s example. They learn and grow in all areas of their life—spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually.

Church Magazines

The Church magazine for children is the Friend magazine. For the Strength of Youth is the magazine for youth. These magazines include stories, teachings, and activities written specifically for children and teens.

cover of guidebook in Spanish

For the Strength of Youth Guidebook

For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices teaches youth about gospel truths. It teaches them how to make decisions that will help them follow Jesus Christ. It also includes answers to questions youth may have about how to live the gospel.

Gospel Library

The Gospel Library has many digital resources, including videos, music, scripture stories, and activities. It also includes resources to help parents and leaders teach gospel principles. These resources are found in the Gospel Library at and in the Gospel Library app.

young man reading scriptures

FSY Conferences

Beginning in the year they turn 14, youth are invited to attend For the Strength of Youth (FSY) conferences. These events include activities and classes that help strengthen faith in Jesus Christ and help youth grow spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually.