General Overview

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You Have a Purpose

As a child of God, you are here on earth to learn, grow, and gain experiences. When Jesus was a young man, He grew “in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52). Like the Savior, you can grow spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually.
When you participate in the Children and Youth program, you’ll learn to build faith in Jesus Christ, progress along His covenant path, and face life’s challenges. You’ll be following the Savior’s example and helping with His work of salvation and exaltation.
We can each gain confidence in who we are as we discover and develop our talents, then use them to bless others. Like the Savior, we grow in four areas. Make a plan. Get to it. Have fun!
You Are Here to Discover Who You Are
The three areas of focus in the Children and Youth program are:
  • Gospel learning
  • Service and activities
  • Personal development
This program is centered in the home and supported at church. Families determine how best to study the gospel, serve others, and grow like the Savior. At church, leaders provide opportunities for children and youth to learn, serve, and lead.
These resources support children and youth development:
Three broadcasts by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explain the Children and Youth program.