During the Sixth World Conference, Sathya Sai Baba laid emphasis on the formation of Youth Wings. This was the impetus for launching a formal Young Adults Program in all ten regions of the U.S., in 1996. Baba enunciates the challenges and the potential of this critical stage of youth in life:

"Youth is the stage in life when the slightest turn toward the wrong will spell disaster. Thoughts shape the career. You plan to earn much wealth because you imagine that rich people are very happy. The rich have plenty to eat, but they have no appetite. The rich wield power over others, but they are held down by disease. The rich can have many servants, but they cannot live in peace. So, plan to be rich in virtue, in devotion and dedication to good causes. Be rich in sovereign character. What exactly is character? Steady adherence to truth, renunciation, genuine love, selfless service ó these are the essential components of character."
"Youth should imbibe the right ideals and plunge into society with the thirst for service as a spiritual duty, and this will make their humanness worthwhile. They should cultivate basic human traits like humility, readiness to serve and commiseration at the suffering of others."

The Young Adult (YA) Program encourages youth to lead purposeful lives by learning & practicing spiritual values as defined and established by the life, message, and works of Sathya Sai Baba.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba has defined a Young Adult format for youth between 18 and 35 years of age.  The (South) Houston Center has an active YA group.  Young men and women gather at the Center to discuss Swami’s teachings and how to implement them in their daily lives.

YA’s are also involved in service activities in addition to the “study circle” type group discussions. They are actively involved in the CPS (Children’s Protective Service) service and the Narayan Seva/Service.  The CPS & Narayan service is held once a month. Other services like the toy drive are held periodically.

The Young Adults also coordinate and conduct the Center activities every 3rd Sunday of the month, taking care of the hall and altar setup, announcements, and the bhajan/devotion singing coordination. 

For more information about the Young Adults program, contact the Center President or the Young Adults’ Coordinators.



Young Adults Music Program, Easwarama Day, Houston, 2010

Janani Shivakamini
Sai Madre
Janamu Diya
I Was The Only One
Kanula Mundara
O Sai Maa
Tum Hi Mere Rasna
Entire Program