Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020

The Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year. This organization was formed in the year 1870, May 27 and was first known as the First Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association.

President Bonnie H. Cordon, Sister Michelle Craig and Sister Becky Craven of the Young Women general presidency are inviting young women around the world to join them in a Face to Face event on November 15, 2020, to mark the 150th anniversary.

“Today is the 150th anniversary of the Young Women organization!” President Cordon posted on Facebook on Wednesday, May 27, where she issued the first challenge.

Young women worldwide are part of the Church’s Young Women organization from January of the year they turn 12 through 18 years of age.

“I hope you will join us as we celebrate 150 years of Young Women, as we add our names to the long and glorious list of young women committed to follow our Savior, Jesus Christ,” said President Cordon. “The Young Women sesquicentennial celebration will be a beautiful reminder of what has been and a sacred rejoicing in what will be.”

“The Young Women sesquicentennial celebrates 150 years of growth in young women striving to improve themselves, develop their talents, serve others and strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ,” said Sister Craig, who offered some suggestions for the challenge.

The challenge is called “My 150.” Leaders are encouraging young women around the world to think of an activity they can do related to 150 to commemorate the anniversary.

Those wishing to join the conversation of the sesquicentennial celebration on social media can do so by using #strivetobe on their posts.

“Today is the 150th anniversary of the Young Women organization!” President Cordon posted on Facebook on Wednesday, May 27, where she issued the first challenge.

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