The importance of long-term volunteers!

Middle School Friends

Our program is powered primarily by the wonderful kids who participate, and the fantastic adults who volunteer. Middle Schoolers come to our gatherings for a variety of reasons including but not limited to: finding safe space to be themselves, trying out an edgy or different way of being, getting away from their ‘normal lives’, finding new friends, connecting to Quakerism, …


Middle School Friends

Middle School Friends gathered at Camp Swatara for the weekend of May 3rd through 5th. The Swatara gathering is extra exciting because we gather at the same time as both Young Friends and Caln Quarter’s annual family weekend. Middle School Friends dared take on the rock pile trail, an annual hike that involves climbing over a series of boulders to …

Spring has Sprung gathering and after thoughts

Middle School Friends

The weather has conspired against the Middle School Friends program, giving us a warm sunny Saturday during our Winter Wonderland gathering in Januarys, and cold, snowy weekend during our Spring has Sprung gathering in March. Fortunately, Middle Schoolers can find joy in all temperatures, and we made full use of beautiful campus of Haverford Meetinghouse, Haverford Friends School, and even …

Winter Wonderland gathering was a success!

Middle School Friends

Middle School Friends came together for our Winter Wonderland gathering January 18th-20th, our first gathering of 2013. 25 Middle School Friends and 8 Friendly Adult Presences (FAPS) gathered at Newtown Meeting for a weekend focused around joys and sorrows, happiness and sadness, and thinking about finding joy even in the cold, dark days of winter. During the weekend we took …

New Youth Programs Assistant!

Middle School Friends, Young Friends

PYM’s Young Friends and Middle School Friends Programs are pleased to announce Kody Hersh as the Youth Programs Assistant. The Youth Programs Assistant is a new position that incorporates the former Young Friends Program Assistant and the Middle School Friends Program Assistant into a single role, creating greater continuity between the two programs and providing a familiar face and personality …

New website!

Middle School Friends

PYM has upgraded our website, and the Middle School Friends page was no exception. Check out the photo albums from the December gathering and January gatherings, and check back here for regular updates about the program!

Quaker Business and Zombies – MSF style!

Middle School Friends

On October 19th, Middle Schoolers from meetings all over the PYM region gathered at Princeton Friends Meeting for the first event of the new school year. We welcomed new faces and old to the fun and vibrant MSF community for the weekend in which we explored topics of the season: harvest, happiness, heaven & hell – and of course, enjoyed …