Hey, students! Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC's Youth Leadership Summit is a three-day leadership development program for college students. The summit provides a unique opportunity for young advocates from across the country to come to Washington DC to network and learn together.
Through interactive workshops and hands-on activities, summit participants will build advocate skills and gain knowledge on policies and civil rights issues affecting AAPI communities. This year's summit will be held March 26-28, with advocate trainings and leadership development workshops focused on racial equity.
Here's some more information about the Youth Leadership Summit:
ABOUT THE 2015 SUMMIT
The 2015 summit will be held on March 26-28, 2015 and will bring up to 20 student leaders to Washington, D.C. for advocate trainings and leadership development workshops focused on racial equity.
Selected participants will travel to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 25. Participants coming from the western states will need most of this day for travel. Summit activities will begin on the morning of Thursday, March 26 and conclude around 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Return transportation can be arranged for the evening of Saturday, March 28 (after 7 p.m.) or Sunday, March 29.
In preparation for the summit, selected students will be required to participate in a couple of online policy briefings with Advancing Justice | AAJC staff attorneys. Briefings will be held in the weeks leading up to the summit. We will do our best to schedule these briefings at a convenient time, but you should make participation a priority. Possible briefing topics could include immigration, voting rights, or a review of important U.S. Supreme Court cases to be decided in 2015.
The deadline to apply to the Youth Leadership Summit is February 14. Applicants should be college students currently enrolled in an academic program who are familiar with and concerned about civil rights and social justice issues and their impact on AAPI communities. For further information, visit the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC website and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.