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Children’s Classes
Open to all, these classes provide children with a strong basis of spiritual and moral education, designed to develop their capacities and interests.

Youth activities open to all

Junior youth are often seen as problematic, in the throes of tumultuous physical and emotional change.

This is the widely held image of the 11–15 year-old age group. The Bahá’í community, on the other hand, has a different and more positive vision.

What Bahá’ís see in these young people is altruism, a sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the world, and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better society.
Bahá’ís throughout the world are working with friends to put in place a programme for the spiritual empowerment of junior youth. This rapidly spreading programme is open to young people aged between 11 and 14, of every religious or non-religious background, and assists them to navigate through this crucial stage in their lives.

Junior Youth

Strong Moral Identity

The programme helps junior youth form a strong moral identity and empowers them to contribute to the wellbeing of their communities and the world at large. Junior youth can realise their spiritual potential by reflecting on the meaning of life and offering their service to their neighbourhoods and communities.

By developing their spiritual qualities, their moral virtues and character, as well as their intellectual capabilities and their ability to serve society, these junior youth come to see that they can help bring about positive change in the world.

Junior Youth Programme Activities

As with study circles, the facilitators and the participants learn from each other by reflecting together on materials about spirituality and life, based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.

The junior youth programme explores themes from a Bahá’í perspective, but it is not a formal religious education programme. Participants engage in activities such as artistic expression, discussion, drama, cooperative games, the study of literature, story telling and acts of community service.
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