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High School Friends

ILYM has a year-round High School Friend Program, about every three months we meet to have a Quake. Quakes are a great time for the teens to thrive in the Quaker community, and to meet other young Friends. Workshops are picked by the teens themselves, each one being very inspirational and educational. And of course we have out trips, anything from high rope courses to museums. At all events, teens create their own rules with guidance from the Youth Coordinator and Youth Oversight committee members. These Friendly Adults also provide supervision to the teens.

Events:

Fall Quake (September, DuBois Center, IL)
  • Typically held in conjunction with Blue River Quarterly
  • HSF stay in a cabin together
  • Either join in the larger group's workshops or host their own
  • Dine with everyone
  • Engage in free time and leisure activities with everyone
Quake that Rocked the Midwest (Jan 12th 7pm to 15th 12:00pm, Evanston Friends Meeting)
  • Largest Quake with teens invited from Scattergood and other surrounding yearly meetings
  • Outtrips to Chicago and surrounds suburbs
  • Service projects helping the local community
  • Free time for games, movies, stories, music
  • When possible, teens cook their own meals in groups
Spring Tremor (April 13th-15th, Camp Cilca, IL)
  • Typically held in conjunction with Blue River Quarterly
  • Rising 8th graders are allowed to attend the high school quake and go through a clearness committee to see if they are ready to join the high schoolers
  • HSF stay in a cabin together
  • Either join in the larger group's workshops or host their own
  • Dine with everyone
  • Engage in free time and leisure activities with everyone
IL Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions (June 20th-24th, Mc Nabb, IL)
  • Teens stay in their own bunkhouse with Youth Coordinator as supervision
  • Teens have their own workshops during the morning sessions
  • Everyone participates in afternoon workshops and activities
  • Childcare committees often request that teens help with childcare during evening activities such as the bonfire, game night, and the hayrack ride
  • Teens take on the responsibility to join the larger group with volunteering with cleanup, groundskeeping, etc.

Teens are also encouraged to join in during Work Weekends, Site Prep, and other Quaker-related activities hosted in ILYM and beyond.

Please reach out to Brittany Koresch, clerk of Youth Oversight, with any questions about HSF program at bkoresch@gmail.com

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