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.

Summer Showers, 1992

Seventy percent of the world's population consists of 'youth', who are the potential leaders of tomorrow. Unless they are properly trained to take up their role in the future, society, the nation, and the world will not progress in peace

Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 1 Ch. 25, 1985


  • The Sathya Sai Young Adult (YA) Program addresses some of the unique needs of devotees between the ages of 18 and 40.
  • It offers young people the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to achieve spiritual transformation in the light of the divine teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.
  • It provides a forum in which the YAs may discuss issues they face leading a spiritual life following Sathya Sai Baba's teachings while being active in a world that may lead them in other directions.
  • It provides them with opportunities to serve and to engage in spiritual practices with devotees in their age range.