Baha'i Youth Service Corps
Since 1984, a residential youth service program has been available at the national Bahá’í schools: Bosch Bahá’í School in Santa Cruz, California, Green Acre Bahá’í School in Eliot, Maine, Louhelen Bahá’í School in Davison, Michigan. Volunteers between the ages of 18-25 commit to service terms of a few months to a full year based upon their personal availability and the needs of the schools. Participating youth join with staff to create spiritual learning environments for guests and families attending school sessions. In addition, a youth peer mentor at each location supports the youth individually and as a group to identify personal goals for growth, foster youth driven-study of Bahá’í Teachings, and develop unity-building skills. Volunteers also assist local community efforts to establish spiritual education classes for children and junior youth and enjoy local recreational and cultural events. Participants in the youth service program generally leave with an enriched sense of personal identity and goals to establish careers that will serve humanity.
Youths ages 18-25 interested in a term of service at a national Bahá’í school are encouraged to email Bahá’í Youth Service Corps (BYSC) or call 847-733-3514 for more information. Limited positions are also available for independent adults interested in offering service in an environment conducive to personal study and reflection.
“Everyone has a different experience but that experience will be exactly what you need. It’s a time of growth that’s very helpful.”
-Dory Quinlan, Bosch Service Youth
Office of Education and Schools
US Baha'i National Center
1233 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
O ye illumined youth, strive by night and by day to unravel the mysteries of the mind and spirit, and to grasp the secrets of the Day of God….Be ye apprentices of God…— 'Abdu'l-Bahá