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Young Men's Program

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The Young Men Organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an auxiliary or help to the priesthood and includes Scouting and the Duty to God program among its programs designed to help male members, ages 12 through 18. “The Young Men organization promotes the growth and development of each young man through quorum instruction, quorum activities, and combined Young Men–Young Women activities."[1]

Each ward and stake has a Young Men presidency comprised of Melchizedek Priesthood holders. They serve as advisers to the Aaronic Priesthood quorums: the president is the adviser to the priests, the first counselor is the adviser to the teachers, and the second counselor is the adviser to the deacons. The ward Young Men presidency serves under the direction of the bishopric and the stake Young Men presidency serves under the direction of the stake presidency. The Young Men general presidency is assisted by a general board to develop programs and materials and is under the direction of the General Authorities.

In 1875, President Brigham Young organized the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA) to work in tandem with the Young Ladies' Cooperative Retrenchment Association, later renamed to the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association (YWMIA) and now known as Young Women.