Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program Comes to Pierce County: Youth become builders of unity and champions of justice

This post was put together for my blog devoted to my experience as a volunteer for the Tacoma Invaders football team. -gw

My friend Henri Cross visited the Invaders practice back in January. In the audio of this video he is talking with Karen about the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. If anyone knows of any kids 12 to 14 years of age who would like to participate in a junior youth group here locally, or any older teenagers or young adults who would like to be trained as Junior Youth Animators for a JYSEP group, just say the word. I can get you in touch with Gwen who is a Junior Youth Coordinator here for Pierce County.
Invader players, if you have any family members, brothers, sisters, cousins or children in this age range, don't hesitate to speak to me at practice. Players, you would make great group junior youth leaders, "animators," as they are called. Serve your community. Volunteer to serve. -gw

The primary purpose of a junior youth group
is to serve as an environment of mutual support for its members, youth ranging in age from 12 to 14; one in which the spiritual perception, patterns of thought and behavior, as well as the necessary language can be developed so as to enable these youth to become builders of unity and champions of justice in their own neighborhoods and communities.

Each group centers around the study of materials
which have been developed, piloted and adopted in junior youth groups around the globe.  Their relevance goes beyond cultural or religious boundaries, and they seek to help junior youth develop an intellectual and spiritual framework with which to approach their path in life.  While central to any Junior Youth Group, study also only takes up a small portion of the time junior youth spend together.

The concepts, attitudes, qualities, and skills considered and discussed in the materials are immediately put into action through

service to the community
The scope and specific form of  that service is determined through collective consultation amongst the group members.

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