Across Australia young people are participating in an endeavour that strives to give them a voice in today’s society. Through the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, these junior youth groups are enhancing their power of expression, sharpening their spiritual perception, analysing the constructive and destructive forces of society and changing their surroundings through the service projects.
What is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program?
In this short 57 second animation, Baha’i Blog presents a brief explanation of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP).
In neighbourhoods around the world, young people aged 12-15 gather together to participate in what is known as,the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. In these groups, the Junior Youth develop their spiritual qualities, their intellectual capabilities, and their capacity to serve society by engaging in meaningful discussions and artistic expression – through drama, cooperative games, the study of literature, story telling and acts of community service, which all help the Junior Youth form a strong moral identity and empowers them to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the world at large.
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