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The Young Women's Program in the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is an organization that helps young ladies, aged 12-17, realize their divine potential through the use of goal setting, projects, and the application of gospel truths. A lot of the purpose of this organization is evident in the first part of the theme that the young women learn to recite:

"We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who love us, and we love Him. We will stand as witnesses of God at all times, in all things, and in all places..."

The participants in this organization get together during each week to build friendships, strengthen their faith, and complete projects relating to the Young Women values. Those values include: Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works and Integrity. As these youth complete service projects and personal growth activities, they become eligible for awards, similar to the Eagle Scout award.

On Sunday, the Young Women meet together during part of the church service to learn about the gospel. They learn about how to withstand the popular and misguided temptations the world has to offer, and how to strengthen what God would want them to be and do.

Within the Young Women organization, there are 3 classes or groups: Beehives, girls aged 12-13, Mia Maids, girls aged 14-15, and Laurels, girls aged 16-17. In some areas, they meet separately as a class during Sunday service and during their weekly activities, while in other areas, all Young Women meet together. Weekly activities also sometimes coordinate with the young men of the same age group.

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