Diana’s Story

In this video we learn about Diana who mentors a group of teens in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the United States. She talks about what it’s added to her life. “I’m part of their life. They’re part of my life.” As a mentor and alongside others, she is changing her community.

The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program helps youth between the ages of 11-15 to develop their language skills and powers of expression. In addition, it helps build capacities for moral reasoning and an ethic of service to others. The program, currently happening in Baha’i communities worldwide, combines study, mentorship and social action. Watch a 1 minute explainer video here.

If you are looking for activity ideas for your Junior Youth group click here.

There are ways in which you can contribute to the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, even if you’re not an animator. Click here to read one of our articles with some ideas.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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