The Church has announced the 2013 Mutual theme for youth, "Stand Ye in Holy Places". Several new supporting resources will become available to youth and leaders in the coming weeks, including a collection of 14 short videos highlighting youth from around the world. A trailer preview of the media resources is now available.
Church leaders indicate the theme may be used to enrich new youth curriculum lessons, Mutual opening exercises, as the topic for sacrament meeting talks by youth, and to provide focus for youth activities such as camp and devotionals. It may also be used as the focus of special cultural events and other dance, music, and drama activities.
The DVD Strength of Youth Media 2013: Stand Ye in Holy Places is a collection of 14 short videos for parents, leaders, and youth that will be distributed to each unit of the Church in December 2012. One DVD should be provided to the bishop, one to the young women president, and one to the young men president. The videos may be used in Sunday lessons, family home evenings, youth conferences, camps, Mutual, and other activities.
Additional resources, such as messages and ideas on how to teach the Mutual theme to the youth, will be available on LDS.org and in the New Era and Liahona magazines at the beginning of 2013.