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Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

Baha'i inspired program.

Dominique Lachance

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

Junior Youth Empowerment Program Problematic


Unresponsive and self-consumed Perception... Purpose: Junior Youth Between 11-15 years old What is society's perception of this age group? The program's vision for this age group Altruistic

Acute sense of Justice

Eager to learn about the universe

Desire to contribute to the construction of a better world Noble beings filled
with inherent capacities Program Vision Program's three main components Components Developing the Power of Expression

Developing Human Potential

Serving the community Developing the power of expression Components Story: Meeting Rose at the Bus Rose is fifteen years old. Musonda is looking forward to seeing her. She has many questions to ask Rose. She has been thinking about what she should do with her life.

Rose is travelling to Buumi by bus. Musonda and her father walk to the bus stop in the afternoon to meet her. When Musonda sees Rose come out of the bus, her eyes open wide. "Rose" she calls. Rose turns and sees Musonda. They run to each other and hug for a long time. Then Rose greets Mr. Mulenga. He picks up Rose's bag and the three walk home.

When they arrive home, Mrs. Mulenga is cooking dinner over the fire. Musonda's little sisters and younger brother run out to say hello to Rose. There is joy and laughter. "I hope you are hungry," says Mrs. Mulenga. "I have cooked something special".

"Oh, yes!" says Rose. "I can smell the chicken cooking. I did not eat on the bus. A little boy and his mother were sitting next to me. After a while, the started asking for something to eat. I had some bread, and I gave it to his mother when I saw that she did not have any food with her". Example: Reading stories from the material

Completing related activities

Memorizing relevant quotations "... let your heart burn with loving kindness
for all who may cross your path." Developing Human Potential Acquire spiritual qualities
(e.g. Truthfulness, justice, kindness, etc)

Strive to live by high standards

Develop a strong willpower to overcome difficulties Serving the community Service Individual Community Video Materials Baha'i inspired materials Breezes of Confirmation

Walking the Straight Path

Drawing on the Power of the Word Organized around 3 levels: Though the moral concepts in the materials are drawn from the Bahá’í teachings, they are not religious in nature, nor do they treat subjects that are specifically Bahá’í. Read and understand the meaning of what is read

Express thoughts with clarity To develop spiritual and intellectual capacities, junior youth must be able to: This is achieved by: Example of quotation Develop spiritual capacities Develop intellectual capacities Acquire knowledge

Learn practical skills
Take charge of their own intellectual and spiritual growth

Contribute to the betterment of the community Empower youth to: Meaningful acts of service
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