Children involved in BAPS activities are exposed to leadership skills early on. BAPS provides children with the opportunity to take initiative, design, and implement their own projects. That sense of ownership helps them drive these programs effectively from start to finish. They are taught to budget available resources and follow-through on logistics. They help to organize and implement fundraising programs such as walkathons and food and toy drives. Children also directly work with activity coordinators in the planning of children’s programs at festivals, de-addiction campaigns, and children’s corners called Bal Nagris at Mega Festivals in India, Europe, and North America. Children studying at BAPS schools and hostels coordinate many operations from serving food and cleaning their quarters to maintaining a system of attendance and academic progress. These children grow up to be self-reliant and natural leaders.