See You At 2016 Community Awareness For Youth (CAFY) July 30

The Baha’i community is gearing up for its participation in the sixth annual CAFY (Community Awareness For Youth) back to school event, Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Jaycee Building & Fairgrounds.

CAFY focuses on four pillars of success, careers, education, finances and health and is designed to provide families with essential resources for academic and life success. CAFY’s mission is to prepare the youth of Huntsville/Madison County for success as they venture into adulthood, enter the workforce or pursue higher education.

The Baha’i Faith will again  have an inspiring table of information focused on the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program.  The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP) is a global movement inspiring young people, parents, and community members to work together toward a better world.

The JYSEP trains teens and young adults to mentor younger peers aged 11 to 15.  Each week, mentors and teenagers put their heads together to study materials based around moral and spiritual concepts and talk about how to navigate a complex world, resist negative forces in their lives, and promote social progress.

Training and ongoing support help teens and young adults learn and grow as mentors for the program. In the groups they are helped to start, they engage participants in meaningful conversations, arts and crafts, and youth-led service projects. Mentors also build friendships with parents and gain practical skills such as lesson planning and coordination.

Inspired and sponsored by the Baha’i Faith, the program thrives through the participation and contribution of people from diverse backgrounds.

The Baha’i table is one of over 70+ displays at CAFY featuring information about community activities and resources.

For more information on CAFY check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HuntsvilleCAFY/.

For information about the Baha’i Faith and the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, contact Maria Mock,  mariamock9@gmail.com.

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