Bahais of USA


Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

Bahá’ís believe that those in their early adolescent years possess altruism, a keen sense of justice, an eagerness to learn about the universe, and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world. The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program is designed to assist youth around the ages of 12 to 15 to navigate a crucial stage in their lives by helping them to form a strong moral identity and empowering them to contribute to the well-being of their local communities and society at large. By developing their spiritual qualities, intellectual capabilities, and capacities for service, the participants come to see that they can become agents of positive change in the world.

The program adopts a participatory mode of learning where the facilitator and participants learn from each other. Groups of participants engage in activities such as artistic expression, discussion, drama, cooperative games, the study of literature, storytelling, and acts of community service.

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