It isn’t all about the travel!
In fact, the Junior Branch is the very heart and soul of CISV, and members enjoy year-long activities that include monthly meetings, activities such as ice skating and movie nights, and participating in events to support local charities.
The Junior Branch comprises young local CISVers between the ages of 10 – 25, who develop intercultural and leadership skills through educational and social activities.
The Junior Branch manages 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, the Junior Branch organizes their own programs on a wide variety of themes, including Human Rights, Diversity, Conflict and Resolution, and Sustainable Development.
Junior Branch activities are aimed at building community, developing skills and promoting peace through education.
More information about the Junior Branch can be found on CISV USA’s website and on CISV International’s Junior Branch website.
What Junior Branches do
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:
- All JBs are part of A Global Movement;
- All JBs work towards the JB Goals;
- JBs are Constantly Developing;
- JBs are Self-Governing entities;
The JB Essentials are the foundations of JB, or simply what JB is. They are central to the way Junior Branch has developed over the past 40 years and will continue to develop.
The JB Goals describe what JBers hope to achieve by taking part in Junior Branch. In short, what does JB exist to do?
- Building an Inclusive Community
- Developing our Organization
- Advancing Leadership
- Educating By Experience
- Empowering to Reflect and Act