New ward focus is on all young adults

Big changes have been happening in college wards in the area.

For one thing, they aren't called college wards anymore, and young adults don't have to be in college to attend.

Last spring, college wards were disbanded and the new official title became young adult wards. Any young adults between ages 18 and 31 can attend -- whether they are in college or not.

The Ogden area was the first to implement the new young adult ward program. Wards are now organized according to which home stake the young adults live in.

Most stakes in the area have enough young adults to make a ward, and that is pretty much how the boundaries work, said young adult 10th ward Bishop Lane Wayment.

The area has two stakes with approximately 20 wards covering all of Weber and some of Davis and Morgan counties.

At the time the college wards were disbanded, young married college wards also were done away with, and those young married couples now attend the ward according to their residential boundaries.

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