Junior Branch

JB Purpose

Junior Branch offers opportunities for youth to develop attitudes, skills and knowledge through educational initiatives that contribute to the mission and vision of CISV. 

JB Goals & Indicators

Each local Junior Branch (JB) may be structured differently within its National Association (NA). However, all Junior Branches work towards the following goals:

Goal 1: Actively contribute to CISV’s Educational Approach

  • 1.1. Providing youth the opportunity to deliver educational content activities on CISV content areas 
  • 1.2. Identifying and creatively using different tools and methods to promote Peace Education 
  • 1.3. Working in collaboration with other areas and levels of CISV
  • 1.4. Aligning the educational initiatives delivered by Junior Branch with CISV’s educational, quality and brand guidelines

Goal 2: Provide youth with the opportunities for self-development and leadership

  • 2.1. Enhancing youth participation and representation at the different levels of CISV
  • 2.2. Inspiring youth to take initiative and develop skills to become agents of change
  • 2.3. Enabling youth to act on their ideas and individual potential to develop educational initiatives 
  • 2.4. Empowering youth to constructively challenge current structures within the organization

Goal 3: Encourage youth to take initiative in their own communities

  • 3.1. Applying the methods, ideas and tools acquired in CISV in their daily lives
  • 3.2. Developing their attitudes, skills and knowledge for the benefit of their community 
  • 3.3. Engaging in local social impact initiatives 
  • 3.4. Collaborating with Like-Minded Organizations (LMOs) and other local organizations to achieve common goals

Goal 4: Foster an inclusive community of youth volunteers

  • 4.1. Creating positive and constructive interactions between youth 
  • 4.2. Cultivating diverse opinions, understandings and backgrounds
  • 4.3. Promoting an environment with opportunities for youth participation at all levels of CISV
  • 4.4. Connecting youth through a global network sharing the same purpose, values and goals

CISV’s Junior Branch members (JBers) are young local CISVers, who develop their intercultural and leadership skills through organizing and taking part in educational and social activities.  JBers also often take an active role in the administrative responsibilities of their Chapters.  Through their national and international network, JBers organize their own local, regional and international activities and events on a wide variety of themes, such as social justice and the environment.

Whether or not you have ever taken part in a CISV programme or activity, or simply come across this page, you are very welcome to take part in a Junior Branch.

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