Big Ocean UN CSW Youth Delegation 2018

These women are not very old, but they are jumping into Big Ocean, adding their waves of goodness and excitement. Each of them has already been active in a local cottage. The group will be part of the delegation to represent us at CSW (Conference on the Status of Women) at the United Nations in …

Youth in Action: Jessica’s Pillowcases

In 2015, eleven-year-old Jessica Payne’s world was turned upside down by an emergency trip to the hospital resulting in a week-long stay and a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. While there, her nurse told her that she likes to give the patients pillowcases, but they were not receiving enough donations and had run out. This planted …

We value the irreplaceable role of fathers and build interdependent relationships with men.

Talk given byTaryn Royall:“We value the irreplaceable role of fathers and build interdependent relationships with men.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. Taryn Royall is a freshman at Brigham Young University, pursuing a degree in Public Relations with a minor in International Policy and Diplomacy. …

We follow our conscience in speaking and acting with integrity.

Talk given by Hannah Butcher: “We follow our conscience in speaking and acting with integrity.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. Hannah Butcher began playing the harp at age 9 and currently teaches 11 students in her harp and piano studio. From Carnegie Hall to …

We reach out and serve in our homes, communities, and the world.

Talk given by Breia Tullis :“We reach out and serve in our homes, communities, and the world.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. Ever since Breia Tullis was young, she has been looking for ways she can serve and make others smile. She has been …

We are free to choose and willingly accept responsibility for our choices.

Talk given by Samantha Clinger:“We are free to choose and willingly accept responsibility for our choices.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. As a high school senior, Samantha Clinger is passionate about learning and working hard. These desires led her to audition and be part of …

We seek after knowledge and wisdom.

Talk given by Madeline Arnold: “We seek after knowledge and wisdom.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017. As a freshman at Brigham Young University, Madeleine Arnold is a pre-dental student studying physiology and developmental biology. She has always had a love for music, particularly piano teaching and …

We are each unique and innately worthy of respect.

Talk given by Marisa Hoover:“We are each unique and innately worthy of respect.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017 Marisa Hoover is a freshman at Brigham Young University where she is studying public relations. She served as the senior class president in her Idaho high school …

We are empowered by our feminine nature and biology, and we honor our procreative power.

Talk given by Candace Brown: “We are empowered by our feminine nature and biology, and we honor our procreative power.” From the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on March 14, 2017 Having lived around the country and traveled internationally, Candace Brown feels like a global citizen and is eager to serve …

2017 Youth Delegation Presentation at CSW

We hope you enjoy this recorded presentation from our 2017 Big Ocean Youth Delegation. They presented at a parallel event to the Commission on the Status of Women at the Untied Nations in New York City March 14, 2017. 8 Millennials share views on faith, family and motherhood in New York during the Commission on …

Meet our CSW Youth Delegates!

We are so excited to be sending our very first youth delegation this March to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Our youth delegation team and their committed leaders have been working very hard for several months to prepare for this exciting opportunity. During CSW we will be sharing updates on their …

Interdependent Family

This article is one in a series of the “Young Voices of Big Ocean.” These articles were written by teens who believe in faith, family, and motherhood. This article was written by Eden, who is 14 years old. Interdependent Family A little while ago, my family had a crazy day. My sister and I had …

Fostering Conversation

This article is one in a series of the “Young Voices of Big Ocean.” These articles were written by teens who believe in faith, family, and motherhood. This inaugural article was written by Salem, who is 14 years old. In the first amendment of the US Constitution, it clearly states: “Congress shall make no law …