The period between the ages of 12 to 14 represents a special time in the life of an individual, for it is during these years that he or she leaves childhood behind and undergoes profound change. Engaging junior youth in programs that seek to enhance their spiritual and intellectual capacities will prepare them to participate effectively in the affairs of their communities.
Groups of 10 to 15 junior youth are formed and facilitated by trained individuals, who serve as mentors and role models. The themes the participants will be studying are cooperation, unity, service to humanity, truthfulness, striving for excellence in their lives and for the community, and justice.
The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct
— Bahá’í Writings