Western New York
The Young People's Division (YPD) under the leadership of the Women's Missionary Society provides meaningful youth training programs and opportunities for leadership experience in all areas of church life. By providing training in Evangelism, Christian Social Relations and Education programs the YPD is designed to connect youth more fully to the mission of church and increase knowledge of the African Methodist Episcopal Church history and the scriptures.
Established October 1915, under the auspices to the Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will find African Methodists Episcopal Churches in Caribbean, South America, England and Africa. Y.P.D. units may be found in most local churches throughout the Connection. The Y.P.D. membership is estimated at over 800,000.
Provide Meaningful resources, training and guidance in all area of church life, which encourage full participation in the mission programs and activities of the entire church and this organization;
By providing training in Evangelism, Christian Social Relations and Education programs designed to increase knowledge of the African Methodist Episcopal Church History and the scriptures;
Facilitate and support opportunities for leadership experiences in the church and society
Enable growth in stewardship in the church
Advocate for the integrity of childhood and the dignity of all children and youth in our religious civic and political structure;
Create linkages, establish work synergies and devise schedules to effectively implement and administer meaningful program and activities for all levels and unites of organization
Foster a community in which children youths and young adults know each other by name, minister to each other and partner in servicing and witnessing for Jesus Christ.
The YPD Pledge
"I pledge my willing and untiring service to all efforts of the Young People's and Children's Division to aid need and suffering people, regadless of race, color, or creed. I further pledge to take the Bible as my guide, to aid my church, and to attend meetings regularly. In all these task I seek the Savior's guidance."