All of the titles 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.
Though the moral concepts in the materials of the first category are drawn from the Bahá’í teachings, they do not constitute a form of religious instruction, nor do they treat subjects that are specifically Bahá’í. Many kinds of organisations, including academic institutions, will therefore find them useful for their educational programs with junior youth.
Current titles in this category:
Breezes of Confirmation
Glimmerings of Hope
Thinking About Numbers
Walking the Straight Path
Learning About Excellence
Observation and Insight
The Human Temple
Drawing on the Power of the Word
The second category of program materials, addresses subjects more explicitly from a Baha’i perspective. Among these subjects are those with which adolescents most often struggle, such as free will and predestination and the complex relationship between will and knowledge.
Currently, the following titles are in this category:
Spirit of Faith
Power of the Holy Spirit
Groups typically organise their own “service projects,” which can range from local park clean-ups, community BBQs, to more ongoing social or educational programs for their communities. Of course the interest’s of every will be different and determine the types of projects they undertake. One element they are share in common is that they are always supported by their animator. By reflecting on local needs, the groups undertake projects that will help their community.
Many groups work hard for their neighbourhoods and they often like to take some time to learn together through activities that complement the purpose of the group. This usually includes art activities, playing sports, having meaningful discussions, and learning to help both themselves and others in their day to day lives at home and at school.