The First Presidency invites all young women (ages 12–18), their mothers, and Young Women leaders to attend the general Young Women meeting that will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. mountain time. Live audio and video streams will be available on the broadcast page of

The theme for this year’s meeting is “Be strong and of a good courage” (Joshua 1:9). Messages will be given by a member of the First Presidency and each member of the Young Women general presidency.

All young women are encouraged to prepare spiritually to hear the inspired messages from their leaders by reading about the prophet Joshua (see Joshua 1) and learning of his strength and courage.

The General Young Women Presidency

The purpose of the Young Women organization is to help each young woman, ages 12 to 18, “come unto Christ” (Moroni 10:32).

By following the Savior’s example and teachings, she can:

  • Solidify her testimony of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel.
  • Fulfill her mortal mission.
  • Return to live with her Heavenly Father.
    (See “Young Women,” section 4 of the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2: Priesthood and Auxiliary Leaders [1998], 211.)

Leaders of young women have a vital role in helping them learn the gospel of Jesus Christ and develop testimonies (see Guidebook for Parents and Leaders of Youth [2001], 5–6).

“Our desire is to help young women be worthy and pure and to prepare every young woman to receive the blessings and ordinances of the temple. We will work tirelessly with your daughters, with you, and with priesthood and Young Women leaders to protect and strengthen and prepare our precious young women to be virtuous and pure and live the standards that will help them be free and happy and allow them to reach their divine potential. We know that we are all elect daughters of God. We also know that each one of us has a great work to perform.”

—Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women general president