The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP) is dedicated to empowering Junior Youth (ages 11-14) to become positive and productive members of society. We, as youth and adults, recognize that the Junior Youth of today are faced with some of life's most difficult challenges and often, they must face these obstacles before they are ready. This can often lead to bad decisions which encourage the Junior Youth to make even more bad choices.
This program has been developed as a world-wide response to the needs of this age group. Junior Youth all over the world are participating in this program, learning how to not only deal with difficult issues, but also how to become leaders and inspirations in their communities.
While Junior Youth Groups are a weekly program for all communities, the Denver community will put together a one-day camp 1-2 times per year as an effort to bring several Junior Youth Groups in the greater Denver area together. By doing this, we hope that both you as parents and the Junior Youth themselves will see that this is not just one group that meets weekly, but rather a movement. They are part of a bigger process that works to give them internal strength so that when they face the world, they will change it for the better.
Recently, the Denver Animators (Junior Youth Group Leaders) went to an Animator conference in Phoenix where they have over 30 Junior Youth Groups and even more Children’s Classes. The community was filled with so much hope and inspiration and had a far more hopeful and inspiring outlook on the world than the foreboding picture the media paints for us.
Our hope is to create the same atmosphere here in Colorado. Your Junior Youth is a key to making that happen. We look forward to establishing an ongoing relationship with you (the parents) so that we can work together in helping your Junior Youth grow and become a force for change in the world.