The Church provides many resources that can help strengthen youth. Parents, leaders, teachers, grandparents, fellow ward members, and friends should be aware of these resources so we can use them in our homes and at church.
The New Era
This monthly youth magazine contains messages from Church leaders, stories and testimonies from youth, articles on topics of interest to youth, photos, posters, games, questions and answers, and more. Subscribe at store.lds.org. You can even make a gift subscription and put the recipient’s name on it. Also in the Gospel Library app and at NewEra.lds.org.
For the Strength of Youth
This is the First Presidency’s booklet of standards for youth. It gives youth clear guidelines and counsel about these standards. Order a printed book at store.lds.org or find it online at lds.org/youth/for-the-strength-of-youth. Also in the Gospel Library app.
True to the Faith
This booklet is a dictionary-like list of gospel topics. It gives basic information about each item and was prepared with youth, young adults, and new converts in mind. Order a printed book at store.lds.org or find it online at lds.org/manual/true-to-the-faith. Also in the Gospel Library app. An updated and expanded version of the booklet is available as the Gospel Topics at topics.lds.org.
@LDSYouth Instagram Account
This Instagram account shares inspiring photos, stories, and testimonies of youth around the world. Check it out at the account @LDSYouth on Instagram.
LDS Youth Mobile App
This mobile app has videos, articles, and music. Download the LDS Youth app at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
LDS Youth Facebook Page
The LDS Youth page on Facebook posts videos, photos, testimonies, inspirational messages, and much more every day. Check it out at facebook.com/LDSYouth.
Youth Activities Website
Need ideas for a Mutual night? Or did you recently do an awesome activity that you’d like to share? On the youth activities website, you and the youth can browse through activities by topic, use online tools to plan an activity, and submit activity ideas to share with others. This is also where you’ll find an archive of past Face to Face event broadcasts. Check it out at lds.org/youth/activities.
The Church’s youth website has videos, articles, and (perhaps most popular of all) music for youth. In addition, it’s your portal to the Come, Follow Me lessons for youth, the youth activities website, and programs such as Personal Progress and Duty to God online. Check it out at youth.lds.org.
Adapted from the article “Help with Your Teens” in the December 2017 issue of the Ensign.