Empowerment of Junior Youth

The years between 12 and 15 years old are a decisive time in their lives, and are considered the transitional period between childhood and adulthood. This age group is mostly called ‘junior youth’ because they are no longer children, but not yet youth.

Junior youth desire to develop themselves and participate in contributing to human capabilities. They possess many brilliant capacities that must be developed. Their acute level of awareness increasingly fosters profound ideas and concepts, and also directs them to develop their talents and skills. As a result of a deeper and greater development of their awareness of life during these 3 short but critical years, ideas about the individual and society are formed that may affect the rest of their lives.

Junior youth need a nurturing environment to develop their positive attributes and motivate their enthusiasm to learn and work purposefully. Such an environment is created, to enhance their moral foundation. The program helps them to enhance their perceptions and understand both positive and negative forces in society. It enables them to develop their powers of expression, which in turn helps their perception of the world around them and ways to describe and explain it.

The service projects they do enable them to have an active role in the betterment of their communities as well as develop their moral foundation. The ideas that are discussed in every topic give the junior youth the opportunity to look at their lives and the community they live in with optimism to contribute to the building of society.

Junior Youth Groups