the past several years there have been concerns about the
relationship between the Junior Friends (High School age) and
North Pacific Yearly Meeting.
For many years the Jr. Friends have seen themselves as
separate, equal, and parallel to the adult yearly meeting.
This split was very obvious at the 2000 session of NPYM and
the incident where some Junior Friends violated campus rules,
and then felt that the Yearly Meeting had no right to take
action or be involved.
We at Bridge City are very concerned about this split, and
believe that we must seek ways of uniting the Junior Friends
and the adults so that we are truly one body of Friends that
crosses all generations.
Although the Jr. Friends can and should have some autonomy,
they need to be connected and responsible to the corporate
body. We believe, that the Junior Friends advisors, must be
appointed by and responsible to NPYM annual session and
Any Junior Friend's event that is under the sponsorship of
the yearly meeting should be approved by the Yearly Meeting,
and have official yearly meeting advisors overseeing the