SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together) is seeking 15-20 outstanding, diverse young leaders to join the 2014 Young Leaders Institute. Selected candidates will join other undergraduate students from across the United States this summer, July 18-20, for training in Washington, DC.
Institute participants will explore key issues affecting South Asians in the United States. This year's institute will focus on LGBTQ justice and allyship. You'll learn about social change movements and the intersections of identity and power, and develop leadership skills and resources to become agents of change.
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SAALT's Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is an opportunity for undergraduate university students 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.
The 2014 Young Leaders Institute (YLI) will focus on LGBTQ justice and allyship. Participants will explore South Asian American history; social change movements; the intersections of identity and power; and implications of xenophobia and post 9/11 backlash. Students will develop projects to address LGBTQ justice and allyship on their campuses and in their communities.
The application deadline is May 4, so you better get your stuff together. [UPDATE: The application deadline for the 2014 Young Leaders Institute has been extended to May 31.] For further information about the 2014 Young Leaders Institute, read the FAQ. To apply now, download the application here.