The Junior Youth Empowerment Program (JYEP) is a community initiative that strives to equip young people between the ages of 11 and 15 with a profound understand of their own potentials. Often also referred as the junior youth spiritual empowerment program or simply junior youth groups. This educational program typically engages older youth (ages 16 to 30) as animators of younger peers aged 11 to 15 to help them develop their powers of expression, capacities for moral reasoning, and release their capacities for service. The program combines study, mentorship and social action.
The program aims to assist youth to:
In our work with junior youth we use a set of texts that are concerned with developing language skills and the power of expression. Some in the first category also address mathematical concepts and social issues, while others seek to prepare young people to approach the investigation of physical, social and spiritual reality in a scientific manner.
Breezes of Confirmation
Glimmerings of Hope
Thinking About Numbers
Walking the Straight Path
Learning About Excellence
The Human Temple
Drawing on the Power of the Word