Young Jains of America

Young Jains of America was formed in 1989 during the fifth biennial convention of JAINA. YJA held its first national convention in Chicago in 1994 and plans to hold such conventions biennially. In addition to organizing conferences, YJA also encourages Jain centers to create on-going youth forums, contributes articles to JAINA’s Jain Digest, publishes its own magazine, Young Minds, and has a website on the Internet.