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.
This short video, produced by the Baha’is of the United States, tells the story of Mitch Akutsu. Mitch is a young professional who moved to Madison, Wisconsin (USA) for work. Alongside other young adults, Mitch began serving as a junior youth animator, which fostered a strong sense of community for Mitch in his new hometown.
For more videos produced by the Baha’is of the United States, subscribe to their YouTube channel. There you’ll find short documentary videos about activities occurring across the country that put spiritual ideas into practice and you’ll also find historical information about the Baha’i Faith (such as this great short video called Roots of the Baha’i Faith: The Bab and Baha’u’llah).
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.