The Baha’i community of Ajax has planned a series of public events at the Ajax Main Library (Rotary room), offering information sessions about various community building activates that are underway. These events are providing space for everyone to participate and contribute to the discourse and betterment of our neighborhoods.
The event on Sunday July 15 from 2-4 PM, is focusing once again on the importance of Junior Youth Empowerment program.
There will be a brief presentation about the JY program followed by a short video clip followed by general Q&A and open discussion.
The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program trains teens and young adults to mentor younger peers aged 12 to 15.
Here is a short clip about the (JYSEP):
The Junior Youth Empowerment Program is a global movement inspiring young people, parents, and community members to work together toward a better world.
Falling between the ages of 12 and 15 and representing a transition from childhood to youth, young adolescents—referred to as “junior youth”—experience rapid physical, intellectual, and emotional changes. Their spiritual powers expand. A new level of awareness fosters in them an increased interest in profound questions and in their talents and abilities. During this short and critical three-year period, ideas about the individual and society that may very well shape the rest of their lives are formed. However, delight at these new powers is often combined with feelings of worry, discomfort, and doubt that may produce contradictions in behaviour. Directing their new abilities towards selfless service to humanity is therefore needed at this age.
The event is open to all and everyone is welcome.
There is also no cost or fees to join JY program.
We are looking forward to seeing you on July 15.
(Some material referenced from the www. Bahai.org)