The Personal Progress Helper
The Personal Progress Helper was created in 2011 by a 13-year-old girl searching online for ideas for Personal Progress projects. What she found were dozens of websites with a handful of ideas each. And when she ended up finding some longer lists of ideas, they weren’t very well organized at all. So she figured “why not?” and got started creating her own website, which she hoped would be able to help at least one other young woman out there with the same problem.
Today it has blossomed into an enormously popular website viewed by thousands of people around the world. The Personal Progress Helper now offers more than just lists of project ideas, but ideas for accomplishing each value experience, and a variety of resources for young women and their leaders to use find creative ways of completing Personal Progress at activities and lessons.
Deborah Owen is the creator of The Personal Progress Helper. She is a Laurel currently living in the Pacific Northwest with six brothers and sisters, a mountains of books, and a deep testimony of the gospel. Right from the start she loved the Personal Progress program, and finished it when she was 14. She then went on to earn her Honor Bee, and is now close to finishing the program a second time. She loves music and has served as a ward music director and young women’s pianist., She is currently serving in her ward as the Laurel President and substitute organist. When she’s not blogging or working on Personal Progress, she enjoys singing showtunes, baking, graphic designing, reading, watching Disney movies, running, playing board games, procrastinating, writing fantasy novels, watching game shows, and studying the scriptures. She plans on serving a full-time mission for the church, going to college, and eventually finding a prince charming to share eternity with.