Churches and religious organizations run groups for young people designed to be fun and introduce or reinforce spiritual doctrine. Youth groups, Young Life and other groups like this often gather once a week. Common activities include singing together, listening to a presentation or lesson from the group leader or guest speaker, and discussing the Torah, Bible or other religious texts that apply to the group's belief system.
But tweens don't just sit quietly in a pew at youth group meetings; many actively volunteer around the community or raise funds to go on mission trips during a school break or summer vacation.
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