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As youth minister, Noel crafted this vision statement for West Hills Youth.

Goals for Youth

It is my hope that our young people will emerge from our youth program with a clear sense of who God is and some basic tools they can use to connect with God.

It is my sense that our spiritual lives are a life-long journey that will be fed through time with Scripture, prayer, community and service.

It is my hope that each young person will emerge from our youth program with a deep understanding of who Quakers are and what it looks like to be a Quaker young person in the 21st Century.

It is my hope that each young person will embrace Jesus' call to "...love one another as I have loved you." I hope that during the course of their time in youth group, they will have learned how to listen to one another and speak to each otehr respectfully; honoring each person's ideas and words; praying for each other and sharpening one another's sensitivity to the inner Light that dwells amongst us.

It is my hope that our young people will become grounded in a deep understanding of social justice and will seek to be peacemakers in a variety of contexts. Learning to serve the poor, seeking justice for the oppressed and pursuing peaceful solutions to conflicts they encounter on a day-to-day basis, will be their goal.

It is my hope that our young people will not be afraid to question. I hope that they will seek truth, speak truth and challenge the status quo.

It is my hope that our young people emerge from youth group with a sense of passion about the world around them and perhaps a passion about their own giftedness and how they might contribute to making our world a better, more joyful place to live.