SANTA ROSA DE COPAN, Honduras — Having a belief system is not so difficult, said 25-year-old Nava, participating in a recent university seminar in Honduras. The challenging part is building your life around your beliefs. More than 1,500 young people addressed this challenge at recent Baha’i gatherings in five countries – Honduras, Italy, Australia, England, [...]
Registration is now open for the Oregon Badasht Bahá’í Summer School, August 10-15, 2010. All are welcome to attend. The theme for the conference is “Choose For Yourself a Noble Goal.” This year’s Badasht Bahá’í Summer School promises to be a truly distinctive experience. There will be workshops for all age groups and the schedule is designed to foster the “building of spiritual community.”
He was ready to call it a night when the wheels started turning. Bobby Picker Jr. jumped out of bed, grabbed some graph paper, and began to draw. “It was very linear when I first started, but now it’s a beautiful piece of artwork,” he said about his creation. It’s called Gems of Virtues, a [...]
Several young professionals in Chicago have started C-YA (“See ya”), the Chicago Youth Animator program to reach out to middle school students in the South Chicago Hyde Park neighborhood.
The young are reaching the younger – youth, college students and young adults are starting junior youth groups where middle-schoolers are learning to voice their concerns, make suggestions for improvement in their communities and take powerful action.
Every Thursday at 4:30pm, you can find five devoted youth heading off to the Cedar Hills Grange. Sure, this was not how we envisioned our afternoons to be spent this year; running like headless birds straight from school directly to the Cedar Hills Grange, skipping cross country practice and numerous after school activities just to [...]
In nearly every country and culture adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14 are being empowered to effect positive change in their communities. The catalyst for this global effort is the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (SEP). SEP is a Bahá’í inspired educational curriculum for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14 and has five primary purposes…