Young Adults (YA)
“The future of the country depends on the skill and sincerity of the youth. Therefore the necessary enthusiasm and encouragement must be generated among the youth. All my hopes are based on the students, the youth. They are very dear to me” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Young Adult (YA) Program
A Sathya Sai Young Adult Program has been established to address some of the unique needs of devotees between the ages of 18 and 40. Young Adults are expected to participate in Center activities as well as in the Young Adult Program of the Region. Young Adult meetings and programs include educational and devotional activities, and place a strong emphasis on selfless service. Discipline, modest attire and the separate seating of the young men and young women should characterize the meetings, as the gatherings are for the pursuit of spiritual purposes
Center Young Adults conduct devotional service on all special occassions and also help in the 4th week of Soup kitchen service.
Please register as a Young Adult in the Center so that we can fully involve you in all the Young Adult activities of the Center and the Region.
YA Center Representatives
Male : Sriram Sankar — firstname.lastname@example.org
Female : Kiranmayi Gangadhar — email@example.com
[A] Adopt-A-Creek :
Sathya Sai Center of Austin is very happy to let you all know that we have signed a contract with Keep Austin Beautiful, an organization that aims for Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community.
Adopt-A-Creek is a service project where we conduct creek and trail cleanups once in every 2 months. The 0.6 mile creek segment assigned for our center is Walnut Creek from Shropshire, west to Byer’s Cove. This creek segment will be under our adoption until January, 2021. All the guideline and supplies for the cleanup will be provided by ‘Keep Austin Beautiful’ a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization.
Currently we are working on finalizing the dates for the upcoming cleanup in February. Please contact Kiranmayi/Rushil/Sriram if you would like to be part of this service project.
Click Here to see the pictures of the recent service activity in February. We plan our next service on Saturday May 4th from 9 AM till 12.30 PM. Please join…
[B] Go Green Initiative
As part of go-green, recycle initiative at sai center was the scope of this study circle.
Several question were discussed and answered,
Do we recycle correctly
How does recycle affect
How/where we can recycle
How to collect for recycle
Can we simplify the recycle model
Also discussed is how go-green can be part of any spiritual sadhana that is currently undertaken by any individual/family.
Saicenter initiative with a goal towards 100% recycle
Several daily used items are going into trash because they will not be recycled as part of curb-side recycling. However, there is a very good chance that we can use other recycling centers (Austin recycle/reuse drop off and teracycle) for these items that goes into trash. To facilitate this, at sai center we will have a drive to collect the following.
Starting from Aradhana day, Every week during center time we will have 4 cans for the following.
1. Transparent plastic covers
2. Greasy/wax/stained plastic covers
3. Chip wrappers
4. Candy/cookie wrappers
5. Monthly we will also have extra cans for Styrofoam, toothbrush/toothpaste/razors
The ONLY request from us is to please make sure that there is no food inside the wrappers. We will collect it and will send them to appropriate recycling centers.
For a quick reference attached is the PDF that will summarize instructions for curbside recycling and also recycle drive at Sai Center.
For any questions please text/wattsapp Sreenivas Gangadhar (6183036866).
[C] YA Email List update
We are in the process of updating the YA email list. If you are a YA (40 and under) and would like to be added to the list or would like to be removed from the list, please fill the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/QbaSEvfXrURzffLO2