Chapter 4 » 4.21
Junior Yearly Meeting
Area meetings have an important relationship with Junior Yearly Meeting, which is the largest national gathering of 16–18-year-old Friends within Britain Yearly Meeting. This gathering is arranged by Quaker Life (8.08) but is representative of, and its participants financed by, area meetings. Most young people have only one opportunity to participate. Being selected as an area meeting representative can be a formative and affirming experience, giving these young Friends an opportunity to meet others in their age group and to become more aware of their Quaker identity.