Youth Organizations

Overview

Youth Organizations

Sponsored Organizations

  • Dharma School
  • Jr. Young Buddhist Associations (JYBA)
  • The Sports Program

Affiliated Non-Religious Organizations

  • Sakura Gakuen Japanese Language School
  • Scouting
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Dharma School
Education

The Dharma School term runs from September through June during the regular school year. Over 400 children from pre-school to high school attend the weekly Sunday services at 9:30 am. Dharma School classes immediately follow the Sunday Family Services. The curriculum includes basic teachings of Buddhism, Shin Buddhism and stress fellowship using themes such as kindness, giving and compassion. Each year the Dharma School presents an annual Hanamatsuri program, usually a play that revolves around a Buddhist theme or historical event.

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Jr. Young Buddhist Association (JYBA)
Social

 The JYBA is an affiliated organization of the Sacramento Buddhist Church made up of high school age youth, who get together to learn about the Dharma while having fun together.   Whether it is working together or learning together, there are many opportunities to be a leader or to just participate. 

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The Sports Program
Social

The purpose of the Sacramento Betsuin Sports Program is to develop organized activities in which our Dharma school youth can develop friendships and positive social skills through activities and team sports.  Essential to this goal is to have fun and nurture an understanding of fair play and sportsmanship.  Our Sports Program currently includes Keiki Hula, family bowling and youth basketball in the Northern California Church League (NCCL).

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Betsuin Basketball
Social

Welcome to Fall and the new Basketball season! We cordially invite your teams to participate in our 46th Annual Sacramento Betsuin Invitational Basketball Tournament.

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Sakura Gakuen
Education

Sakura Gakuen Japanese Language School is a nonprofit school which teaches not only the language, but the culture and tradition of Japan. Our mission is to provide excellent Japanese language education for children and adults of diverse backgrounds. All are welcome to learn Japanese in a small class setting from our dedicated bilingual professionals.

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Girl Scout Troop 569
Scouting

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Troop 569 is part of the Land Park Service Unit within the Girl Scout Heart of Central California Council. Established in 1992, the 569 Girl Scout Troop is among the largest and most active in the Sacramento area with over 200 girls, 20+ individual troops and 50+ leaders. We provide a place for troops to meet and work together.

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Boy Scouts Troop 50
Scouting

Boy Scout Troop 50 is composed of boys ranging in age from 11 to 18. The Scouts enjoy many outings and participate in service activities for the Buddhist Church of Sacarmento. The Scout Sunday, held on the first Sunday in February is attended by all Scouting organizations. In addition, Boy Scout Troop 50 participates in the camporees with other Buddhist Temple sponsored Troops throughout the western states. The boys also enjoy a Scouting Exchange with Scouts from Matsuyama, Japan.

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Cub Scouts Pack 50
Scouting

Pack 50 is the Cub Scouts program sponsored by the Buddhist Church of Sacramento. As an organization, we have been in existence since 1972 and are consistently recognized as one of the most successful Packs in the district. A majority of our Cub Scouts progress on to Boy Scouts and a high percentage of our Scouts progress through the ranks and achieve their Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in Scouting. Our Pack is part of the Capital City District of the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America.