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News Story —  1 February 2013

Mormon Leaders Speaking to Youth in Their Language: Technology

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Each month, Church leaders and teachers will select from an online collection of lessons those they think will best meet the needs of the youth in their congregations. It’s a curriculum designed to adjust to the youth, complete with videos, music and graphics accessible via a Church website and mobile apps.
Each month, Church leaders and teachers will select from an online collection of lessons those they think will best meet the needs of the youth in their congregations. It’s a curriculum designed to adjust to the youth, complete with videos, music and graphics accessible via a Church website and mobile apps. © All rights reserved.
The new curriculum places a heavy emphasis on youth participation as students and as teachers. The youth are asked to come to class each Sunday prepared to learn, to study scriptures and other teachings on their own, and to share what the gospel means to them with peers and family.
The new curriculum places a heavy emphasis on youth participation as students and as teachers. The youth are asked to come to class each Sunday prepared to learn, to study scriptures and other teachings on their own, and to share what the gospel means to them with peers and family. © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Shaniel McCary participated in a pilot program for the new curriculum in Basin City, Washington, and said it is helping the youth in her congregation to know and serve each other
Shaniel McCary participated in a pilot program for the new curriculum in Basin City, Washington, and said it is helping the youth in her congregation to know and serve each other © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Brian Lloyd participated as a youth leader in a pilot program for the new curriculum in Basin City, Washington. The curriculum also asks youth leaders to befriend, encourage and support youth in their personal spiritual devotion. These lay leaders are asked to be involved in the lives of the teenagers they teach and to try to understand their personal spiritual needs.
Brian Lloyd participated as a youth leader in a pilot program for the new curriculum in Basin City, Washington. The curriculum also asks youth leaders to befriend, encourage and support youth in their personal spiritual devotion. These lay leaders are asked to be involved in the lives of the teenagers they teach and to try to understand their personal spiritual needs. © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Many Mormon teenagers attend scripture study classes each morning before school, and meet with other young Church members once a week outside of church. They often pray and read scripture daily.
Many Mormon teenagers attend scripture study classes each morning before school, and meet with other young Church members once a week outside of church. They often pray and read scripture daily. © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints access Church resources via mobile apps and use technology to explore their religious beliefs
Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints access Church resources via mobile apps and use technology to explore their religious beliefs © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
A screenshot of the new curriculum website, lds.org/youth/learn. The lessons are posted as an outline, with references and links to scripture, videos and recent teachings from Church leaders. They can be updated as new resources and teachings are made available.
A screenshot of the new curriculum website, lds.org/youth/learn. The lessons are posted as an outline, with references and links to scripture, videos and recent teachings from Church leaders. They can be updated as new resources and teachings are made available. © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Each month, Church leaders and teachers will select from an online collection of lessons those they think will best meet the needs of the youth in their congregations. It’s a curriculum designed to adjust to the youth, complete with videos, music and graphics accessible via a Church website and mobile apps.
  • The new curriculum places a heavy emphasis on youth participation as students and as teachers. The youth are asked to come to class each Sunday prepared to learn, to study scriptures and other teachings on their own, and to share what the gospel means to them with peers and family.
  • Shaniel McCary participated in a pilot program for the new curriculum in Basin City, Washington, and said it is helping the youth in her congregation to know and serve each other
  • Brian Lloyd participated as a youth leader in a pilot program for the new curriculum in Basin City, Washington. The curriculum also asks youth leaders to befriend, encourage and support youth in their personal spiritual devotion. These lay leaders are asked to be involved in the lives of the teenagers they teach and to try to understand their personal spiritual needs.
  • Many Mormon teenagers attend scripture study classes each morning before school, and meet with other young Church members once a week outside of church. They often pray and read scripture daily.
  • Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints access Church resources via mobile apps and use technology to explore their religious beliefs
  • A screenshot of the new curriculum website, lds.org/youth/learn. The lessons are posted as an outline, with references and links to scripture, videos and recent teachings from Church leaders. They can be updated as new resources and teachings are made available.

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