In a matter of one week, I was informed about three excellent opportunities for young folks interested in leadership. They all focus on Asian American youth or South Asian American youth. Sharing here in order of their deadline. The italicized parts are copied from their respective websites.
- Youth Leadership Summit. Deadline May 31st, 2017, takes place in Washington, D.C. Sept. 14-16:
Our Youth Leadership Summit is a three-day leadership development program for high achieving college students. The Summit brings a group of student leaders to Washington, D.C. for three days of advocacy trainings and leadership development workshops focused on civic engagement, providing a unique opportunity for young advocates from across the country to both interact with their peers as well as learn from and network with national leaders. The Summit will take place September 14-16 in Washington, D.C.
- Young Leaders Institute. Deadline June 16th, in Washington, D.C. from July 19-21 (theme is “Combating Islamophobia”):
SAALT’s Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is an opportunity for undergraduate students and other young adults in the U.S. to build leadership skills, connect with activists and mentors, and explore social change strategies around issues that affect South Asian and immigrant communities in the U.S. The Institute is designed to cultivate skills to deepen knowledge and awareness, strengthen and nurture relationships with diverse communities, and empower young leaders to be agents of change.
- South Asian Youth in Houston Unite (SAYHU) Summer Institute. Deadline June 15th; runs from July 30th to August 5th in Houston, TX (cost of attendance for the full five days is $50, but a limited number of scholarships are available):
If you are a South Asian college student in Houston (or heading to college in the fall), between 18 and 26, interested in learning more about social justice and the South Asian community you are a part of in Houston, this is the summer institute for you! You’ll have a chance to learn about community-building, networking, and social advocacy. In the institute workshops we’ll discuss issues like: stereotypes concerning South Asians in the US, healthy relationships and immigrant family dynamics, working for social justice in Houston, and understanding your own cultural and history as South Asians in Texas.
If you are passionate about social justice in Houston, join SAYHU for one week this summer (July 31-August 5).