Young Adults in Action
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The age span 16-30 is crucial for that is the period when life adds sweetness to itself, when talents, skills and attitudes are accumulated, sublimated and sanctified. If the tonic of unselfish service is administered to the mind during this period, life’s mission is fulfilled.
-- Sathya Sai Baba
Swami blessed the creation of the Young Adult Program to nurture youth as future leaders with the following expectations:
Peace throughout the World
Retreat in Columbia
May 2002 – Latest
YA Retreat (Atlanta)
Sept. 1995 - Miami
Young Adult group
Dec.1997 - East
May 1998 -
First Regional YA
Retreat in Miami
Nov. 1999 - 2nd World
July 1997 - 1st World
Sept. 2000 -EHV
July 2002 - Int’l
Seva ConferenceTimeline of Young Adult Activities in the Southeast Region
The USA National Executive Committee was created at the 1st World Youth Conference to better organize the Young Adult program in America
YA National Executive Committee
Dr. William Harvey, Mr. Hal Honig, Mrs. Phyllis Krystal
Southeast Region YA Team
2 Adult Advisors & 2 Young Adult Representatives
Addie Grauch, G.L. Ramanand, Satya Karamchandani, Amrit Kirpalani
Atlanta YA Group
Columbia YA Group
Miami YA Group
Raleigh YA Group
Many young adults not part of a formal Young Adult Group throughout the Region
“I want you to be leaders to protect the world. Leaders like lions, Self-Reliant, Courageous, Majestic and Just. Lion is the king of animals and I want you to be king among men.” - Sathya Sai Baba
“A wave of service, if it sweeps over the land, catching everyone in its enthusiasm, will be able to wipe off the moulds of hatred, malice and greed that infest the world.” - Sathya Sai Baba
The Highlights of the Proposed Action Plans were:
Sai Young Adult Newsletter (SYAN):
This is a quarterly newsletter dedicated to learning and practicing the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. It is published by the US Young Adults and is circulated all over the world. The newsletter can be accessed on the web at www.syan.org
National Communications Project:
Ensuring Sustained Participation of Young Adults in all wings of the Organization:
Center members, the Regional YA Team, Regional Officers, and youth should make every effort to support the YA program, plan joint activities and motivate the group.
Often, Young Adult groups experience peaks and valleys in levels of activity. This could be due to the transient nature of Young Adult populations (students and young professionals relocating), exam schedules, burn out, lack of encouragement).
Increasing the participation of Teen Youth:
The transition between SSE Group III and the Young Adult program is often not an easy one.
Increasing Communication Among Young Adults:
Because of distances and imbalance in concentration of Young Adults, effective communication is a challenge at regional and national levels.
Within a region, Young Adults meet once a year and therefore, the unity of the group is difficult to maintain.
I want you to be leaders to protect the world. Leaders like lions, Self-Reliant, Courageous, Majestic and Just. Lion is the king of animals and I want you to be king among men.
- Sathya Sai Baba