Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. young adult weekend and United Nations conferences followed by minutes of young adult council meetings. The United Nations young adult conference is part of United Nations day preparations and focuses on educating attendees on the function, purpose and importance of the United Nations. The conference report includes lists of conference leaders, a schedule of events, session notes, conference excerpts, the declaration of freedom and an introduction to the Kits for Korea project. Weekend young adult conferences are an opportunity for young adults to participate in the YWCA of the U.S.A. with other members from their area, share ideas, develop leadership skills and gain a broader understanding of the YWCA of the U.S.A. In addition, weekend conferences are offered to enable members to attend a conference who may not be able to attend the larger summer conferences. Weekend conference reports from areas participating evaluate conference participation, content and organization. A weekend conference handbook is a guide for conference organizers. The young adult program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is the responsibility of the National Young Adult Council of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Council meetings include regional updates, program planning and discussion and administrative matters such as the election of officers and budgets. Minutes prior to 1955 are for the National Employed Women's Council meetings.
Young adult conferences and council
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Young adult conferences and council, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 251