THE JUNIOR YOUTH
SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
"In the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, young people ages 11-15 come together regularly in local junior youth groups, where they design and carry out community service projects, study and discuss spiritual themes, and participate in extracurricular activities. Over the course of the program, group members develop close bonds of friendship and mutual support that help them navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood."
"Mentors, called animators, act as true friends and role models to the group, empowering participants to ask questions, share ideas, enhance their powers of expression, problem-solve and reinforce positive moral practices that will serve them throughout their lives."