Since its inception in the early 1970s, the Ruhi Institute, a non-profit agency of the Baha'i world community, has strived to serve, through its educational activities, young people between the ages of 11 and 14.
The educational materials created by the Institute are designed with the aim of helping junior youth explore a number of themes that will enable them to deal with the complexities of life, combat negative social forces, and become active agents of change. The programme is not religious in nature, and does not instruct participants in faith-based laws or teachings. Profound and universal moral standards are used to help youngsters take charge of their own development and contribute to the progress of their communities. The texts of the junior youth programme explore moral principles such as, justice, kindness, honesty, and also seek to develop language, math, and critical thinking skills.