“That is the success of the movement, because younger generation, they are the flowers, the future hope of the country, of the world. If they take this movement seriously then the whole world will be happy.”

Srila Prabhupada Lecture—20 July, 1972

“These children are the future hope of our Society, so it is a very important matter how we are training them in Krishna consciousness from the very childhood.”

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Satsvarupa Maharaja—11 April, 1973

“If the children are given a Krishna conscious education from early childhood then there is great hope for the future of the world.”

Srila Prabhupada letter to Dayananda & Nandarani—27 January, 1973

“Please also take care of the children. They are our future hopes, and the adolescent age is the most dangerous age. It is the turning point of one’s life. In this age, if you take care of the children, surely they will come out first class Krishna conscious devotees.”

Srila Prabhupada letter to Hayagriva—7 November, 1969

“I understand that you are the mother of the little boy Purnima das. He is very nice boy. He is Vaisnava. So you are very fortunate to have such a son. You can take it that Krishna has given you this son. So you must take care of him nicely and raise him in Krishna consciousness. All these boys must be taken care of very nicely. They are the future hope. When he is ready, he must be taught English and Sanskrit.”

Srila Prabhupada letter to Suchitra—20 July, 1974

“Extend your activities to the University campus because the younger generation is our future hope. Bamboo while it is green can be bent and carved, but while it is yellow and ripe if there is any attempt to bend it, it cracks. Krishna is evergreen youthful Original Person and He gathers around Him all young boys and girls as cowherd boys and gopis in His eternal Vrndavana Lila. So try seriously to impress upon the young hearts and you will be successful. Try to get that fraternity house as soon as possible.”

Srila Prabhupada letter to Gajendra—27 January, 1970

It is necessary for the leaders of the Krishna consciousness movement to start educational institutions in different parts of the world to train children, starting at the age of five years. Thus such children will not become hippies or spoiled children of society; rather, they can all become devotees of the Lord. The face of the world will then change automatically.

Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.12.23 purport