Youth alliance

North Korean children belonged to the Boy Scouts when they were in a people’s school (elementary school), but they joined a new organization when they entered high school (junior high and high school). The organization has been frequently renamed and is now the Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Youth League. Consistent with all names is the “Youth Alliance”. “Socialist Worker Youth” in the following quote is an abbreviation of this organization.

Joining the Youth Alliance is a kind of rite of passage for North Koreans, but the age at which they enter (13, 14, and 15) depends on their child’s behavior and performance. (Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy:Ordinary Lives in North Korea)

Judgment will be made before entering the “Youth Alliance”.

There is a review of the class and school’s Youth Alliance’s print committee and the regional corporate Youth Alliance’s print committee. At this time, give the Youth Alliance Code and other political learning tasks. Listening to the rules, asking questions about the key tenets of Kim Il Sung’s revolutionary history, and asking questions in a formal manner while “discussing” each student individually. “Why do you want to join the Youth Alliance?” “What do you want to do if you join the Youth Alliance?” “What are you prepared to join the Youth Alliance?”
Passing through this will give you a membership card with a picture of yourself.
He was given the membership card and untied the boys’ red tie, which he had been tying for seven years, and put a Youth Alliance badge on his left chest. (Kim hyon-hui “as a woman”)

The following is an example of the activities of the “Youth alliance”.

In 1989, the Korean Youth Alliance (Socialist Worker Youth) Committee followed Kim Jong-il’s model in “Heading Guards” (According to the Labor Youth newspaper, Learn the infinite loyalty of leaders.)) The campaign’s annual phase plan and goals are set, and as part of this campaign, young people will deeply learn Kim Jong Il’s noble figure, Rallying, seminars, and Q & A contests were held to nurture “loyalty”, to be convinced of its “greatness”, and to help them master their learning and working methods.
One of these movements is a “reading march” to “Jong Il-bong”, which is held on Kim Jong Il’s birthday. During this march, the young men delved into the “classical work” of the leader and “dear leader” to achieve the task of “reading 16,000 pages of political, cultural and technical work a year”. To study and summarize. ”
According to official theory, the sponsor of the 10,000-page annual reading campaign is Kim Jong Il himself. In 1961, Kim Jong Il, who was a freshman at university at that time, set out a task for a student of the same grade to read through the three volumes of Kim Il Sung’s books and summarize the points later this year.
At present, it is also written in official publications, but “Dear leader” who was only a student at the time was reluctant to say, “When class is over, we call university staff and read 10,000 pages a year Giving the torch a torch high, “stressed that the great master’s effort needed to be studied in detail, word by word, word by word.”
(Alexander Zhebin, The Kim Dynasty I See)