The very heart and soul of CISV, Junior Branch comprises young local CISVers between the ages of 11 - 18, who develop intercultural and leadership skills through educational and social activities. Juniors manage 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, Juniors organize their own programs on a wide variety of themes, such as social justice and the environment. Junior Branch activities are aimed at building community, developing skills and promoting peace through education.
If you are interested in joining the JB Executive, please contact our JB-Adult Liaison for more information.
A special type of JB activity is focused on building partnerships with local communities and is called a "Mosaic". Mosaic is a project-based program which empowers individuals and chapters to be agents of change, reach out, and involve as many people as possible. Each project is a separate CISV experience that relates to a local need and interest and involves a different target group. It does not have to be in a camp setting, as with many CISV programs, but is designed according to the needs and abilities of the CISV chapter. Using the three phase educational approach of discover, understand, and create, local members develop projects in conjunction with like-minded organizations or community groups. The aim is to create an authentic learning experience for participants and deliver a benefit to the wider community.