The period between the ages of 11 and 15 represents a special time of every individual, where physical, emotional, intellectual & behavioral changes take place. This special group of individuals known are called as junior youth.
Junior Youth Program aims to form a strong moral identity of the junior youths, empowering them to contribute to the betterment of their community and the world at large.
The serious of the text books assist the students with developing language skills, power of expression. Some address mathematical concepts and Social issues, while other seeks to prepare young people to approach the investigation of physical, social and Spiritual reality in a scientific manner.
The Junior Youth possess altruism, a sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the universe, and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world. Various factors influence the way they think, act and behave such as the environment, culture, upbringing, and the society. Junior youth are observant and often question about the world around them.
It is vital then, to assist them in recognizing the moral issues underlying everyday decisions, besides empowering them to channel energies towards strengthening their own character and serving their nearby community. Therefore, creative attention must be devoted to them via development programs that will engage their interests, involve them in social interaction with older youth, as well as mold their capacities to serve the community
The Junior Youth program helps them form a strong moral identity and empowers them to contribute to the well-being of their communities and the world at large.
By developing their spiritual qualities (virtues), their intellectual capabilities and their capacities for service to society, 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, study of literature, storytelling and acts of community service.