Why this specific age group?
11-15 years of age.
My kid under 12, can they join?
This can be looked at on a case by case basis in your locality.
Why is it called “spiritual empowerment”, is the program religious?
The programme is not religious in nature, and does not instruct participants in faith-based laws or teachings. It does use profound and universal moral standards to inspire them to take charge of their own development and contribute to the progress of their communities. The materials the programme uses are filled with moral concepts inspired by Baha’i principles, such as seeking hope in times of despair and striving for excellence in all things.