In order to inspire critical thinking and peaceful actions as well as to put a smile on (y)our face we share ideas and motivate to make a local impact.
Junior Branches come in all shapes and sizes, but all Junior Branches (JBs) share some things in common. The JB Essentials describe what makes a JB:
The JB Goals describe what JBers hope to achieve by taking part in Junior Branch. In short, what does JB exist to do?
Junior Branch is a global movement and take part in global initiatives; JBs are self governing because they strongly value electing their own leaders; JB advances leadership when JBers take charge of running their own activities; JB gives youth the chance to take action and plan their own events and activities, from arranging activities for younger JBers, creating projects for the local community, or taking part in international movements.
Vancouver-area youth involved in the JB have opportunities to:
In addition to the monthly planning meetings, the JB organizes a monthly activities. They also organize local mini-camps, including a weekend mini-camp in the fall and in the winter.
At CISV camps, participants learn about peace and related themes through experience, discussion and exchange. Throughout the camp there is a balance of physical activities, arts and crafts, thought-provoking activities and simulations. Participants must be prepared to do some thinking and discussing on a wide variety of topics that span anything from racism to sustainability to communication.
Curious how to get more involved ? To get updates on Junior Branch activities and news, please email JB Vancouver and get on the email list.