The Association will work to foster an understanding among students and young adults that Bahá'í service and Bahá'í studies are elements of a single, integrated, coherent pattern of Bahá'í life, pursued within the context of the global plans of the Faith. As the Bahá’í community worldwide engages in a vast process of learning about growth, with the training institute and core activities serving as the primary locus of learning, all Bahá'í students and young adults will be encouraged to participate fully in this global learning process. At the same time, they will be encouraged and supported in their efforts to develop a personal program of systematic study regarding the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith as they pertain to their own academic studies or other training, so that their academic studies and Bahá'í studies are carried out in an integrated manner with each one shedding light on the other. A subset of Bahá'í students and young adults, who show interest and inclination, will also be encouraged and supported in their efforts to write and present scholarly papers on aspects of the Faith and pursue other avenues of scholarly activity, including the application, in a spirit of service, of their insights to the development of human civilization. A further subset of Bahá'í students and young adults will be encouraged and supported to pursue careers that permit them to engage in focused scholarly activity pertaining to the Faith and the growth of individuals, communities and society.
To support all three of these levels of engagement, the Association will develop systems for training and mentoring students and young adults, including the refinement of the Scholarship, Service, and Social Action workbook; the cultivation of a network of faculty and other mentors; more active engagement with Local Spiritual Assemblies, and engagement with Campus Associations for Baha'i Studies, where they exist (in Canada). All of these lines of action will, themselves, be pursued in a posture of systematic learning. Primary responsibility for initiatives pertaining to students and young adults in Canada will fall to the Executive Director.