If you are 11 to 15 years of age, you are a Junior Youth! This is an age of powerful possibilities, potent energy, and positive outlook on the world. You are capable of changing and uplifting your community! Come participate in an existing Junior Youth Group, or learn more in order to create your own!
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List of Junior Youth Groups:
- Stone Mountain – Clarkston
- English Oaks – Clarkston
- Carriage Oaks – Clarkston
Check calendar, and call the Area Teaching Committee for current times and locations of these activities!
Let them come to realize the full significance of their efforts to help young people form a strong moral identity in their early adolescent years and empower them to contribute to the well-being of their communities.
(Universal House of Justice, 20 October 2008, to the Bahá’ís of the World)
Whatever the nature of the cluster, it is imperative to pay close attention to children and junior youth everywhere. Concern for the moral and spiritual education of young people is asserting itself forcefully on the consciousness of humanity, and no attempt at community building can afford to ignore it. What has become especially apparent during the current Five Year Plan is the efficacy of educational programmes aimed at the spiritual empowerment of junior youth. When accompanied for three years through a programme that enhances their spiritual perception, and encouraged to enter the main sequence of institute courses at the age of fifteen, they represent a vast reservoir of energy and talent that can be devoted to the advancement of spiritual and material civilization.
(Universal House of Justice, 27 December 2005 to the Continental Boards of Counsellors)
Children are the most precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future… Among the young ones in the community are those known as junior youth, who… represent a special group with special needs as they are somewhat in between childhood and youth when many changes are occurring within them. Creative attention must be devoted to involving them in programs of activity that will engage their interests, mold their capacities for teaching and service, and involve them in social interaction with older youth.
(The Universal House of Justice, 2000)