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I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I will have faith in his eternal plan, which centers in Jesus Christ, my Savior. (See D&C 14:7)

Divine Nature

I have inherited divine qualities which I will strive to develop.
(See 2 Peter 1:4-7)

Individual Worth

I am of infinite worth with my own divine mission which I will strive to fulfill.
(See D&C 18:10) 


I will continually seek opportunities for learning and growth.
(See D&C 88:118)

Choice & Accountability

I will remain free by choosing good over evil and will accept responsibility for my choices.
(See Joshua 24:15)

Good Works

I will nurture others and build the kingdom through righteous service.
(See 3 Nephi 12:16)


I will have the moral courage to make my actions consistent with my knowledge of right and wrong.
(See Job 27:5)

VALUE COLORS: -   - In our ward we would give each month a value color:  Such as Jan. White (snow) Feb. Red (Valentines)  March Green (St.  Patricks) April Yellow (Easter & Spring) May Purple (Lilacs - Lilac Festival)  etc.  Each month for the joint lesson, a member of the Presidency   would give the lesson, based on the value of the month.  We would give out those colored glass stones that are used in flower arrangements, in the color of the value of the month.  In the beginning we gave each girl a small glass (bought cheap at Wal-Mart)that they could sit on their dressers to collect them in.  Our president, Beverely, suggested the girls call them their touchstones, to remind them of those values they should try and emulate. I was released from the Young Womens Program soon after that, but the girls liked getting their value stones each month.  I still have my collection of them, sitting on my bedside table.  Carlleen

VALUE FLOWERS:   My Senior Laurel loves flowers, and I noted a website that has YW bookmarks with flowers  that correlate to the colors of the representative flowers.  I purchased small "muffin" flowerpots, cut florist foam and  hot-glue-gunned Spanish Moss over the top of the foam.  I chose 1/4" silk ribbons in each of the values colors.  Each flower pot has 1 color ribbon on it with the value written in silver.  The girls each chose one flowerpot with the value  they "valued" most or wanted to work on the most.  I also wrote YW and the year on the bottom of each flowerpot.
    Each Fast Sunday we highlight our YW value for the month with a special lesson, usually a guest speaker or member of our Presidency, and give the girls a quality silk flower for the value and an accompanying quote. The girls are really excited about it!  I have extra flowerpots in the waiting for our new Beehives next year as well. Tonya

VALUE GARDEN:  Our YW planted a small Value Garden in one of the flower beds at our church.  We choose flowers to match the value colors (with the leaves of all the flowers representing Knowledge) and taught the girls how to turn over the soil, mix in potting soil and fertilizer, and properly plant the flowers.  After we finished the garden, one of our girls who has a real talent for wood-burning, made a little sign to stake into the ground nearby which reads "Placerville Ward Young Women Value Garden".  We hope to keep this garden going for many years. Carrie

VALUE EXPERIENCE LIST:  -  - Click Here for a Value Experiences handout I put together for the Wards in our Stake.  Any suggestions are welcome.  Alice G-Arizona

VALUE BEADS: -  We began issuing "value" beads by vending one for every aspect of the Young Womens theme.  We preceded this by giving out  a cord to represent a necklace or braclet for the recitation of the theme.  When you recite the value and color, a bead of the same is received.   When you recite the statement of that color you receive a second bead of that value.  The scripture reference and scripture are required for the third bead.  It was instand gratification for effort on the part of girls and leaders.    It benefits all concerned by internalizing the values.  For instance-just knowing color orange relates to choice and accountability does not mean the same to a girl, that learning "I will remain free by choosing good over evil and will accept responsibility for my choices." does for her life.   It takes time to catch on, but at flag cerimonies recognizing each girl that receives them all for that day, really excites them into putting forth the effort to "memorize" them.
PS.     Plastic cord (boondogel) or leather cording or jute works very well for the necklaces and braclets.
  • VALUE VIDEO: -  We had an all girls activity where the girls had to act out the word INTEGRITY or what ever value it is that month.   The first week each class video taped their skits on integrity.  They were to be creative and no more than 10 minutes in length.  The following week we decorated the gym like a movie theater and had popcorn, treats, and drinks and had a "movie" night where we viewed the videos.  The girls loved it.

  • VALUES LESSON: -  This activity could be used as a Sunday lesson on values.  Play Candy Land (the child's game).  Every time a girl lands on a color they must tell what it stands for and one thing they can do to strengthen this area.  Each girl should keep a tally of the number of times they land on the value of the month.  When the game is over,  count the number of tallies for each girl.  During the next week they must do that many things within the value and come back the following week to report.  (For example:  if you are talking about service.  Every time a girl lands of a yellow, they will repeat the scripture, tell a kind of service they could do, repeat the motto, etc. When the game is completed, if the girl has 10 tally marks, then she must  do 10 acts of service that week for her family and others.  The following week she comes back to class and reports on her experience.) Teena