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Youth building social capital

The very heart and soul of CISV, Junior Branch comprises young local CISVers between the ages of 11 - 25, who develop intercultural and leadership skills through educational and social activities.  Juniors manage their own activities and take an active role in the administrative responsibilities of their chapters.  Operating through a network at the national and international level, Juniors organize their own programmes on a wide variety of themes, such as social justice and the environment.  Junior Branch activities are aimed at building community, developing skills and promoting peace through education.

Age: Junior Branch is open to individuals of every age.

Youth building social capital

Each local CISV chapter has an active group of young people called the junior branch. This group is open to anyone who wants to be involved (starting at age 10). JB organizes regular activities, community projects, workshops and minicamps. Completely youth-led, and self-governing junior branch applies the CISV goals to the local community while participants learn, play and develop leadership. JB activities are aimed at building community, developing skills and promoting peace through education.

Junior Branch is based on a core set of goals. They are:

  1. Building an Inclusive Community
  2. Developing our Organization
  3. Advancing Leadership
  4. Educating By Experience
  5. Empowering to Reflect and Act

For more about Junior Branch, check out some of these links:

The International Junior Branch Website - The main website of the international Junior Branch

The JBPedia - A collaborative, live forum for all things Junior Branch

The JB Library - An online resource library for JB documents, tools and publications (user: ijb.guest pass: cisv4all)

The CISV Library - An online resource library for CISV documents, tools and publications

Basecamp HQ - An online resource for project management

Village Activity Writing Template

Summer Camp Activity Writing Template

Youth Meeting Activity Writing Template

Mosaic Activity Writing Template

To get involved with Junior Branch, get in touch with your local chapter or contact the national junior representatives, the two young people who coordinate JB in Canada, at njr@ca.cisv.org

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