Youth Leadership Summit

The Youth Leadership Summit is taking place Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 15 in Washington, D.C. Meet our 2018 Finalists! 

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. Read about our 2017 Summit and alumni projects.

YLS Participants in front of Capitol

Empowering Tomorrow's Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders

Through interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and a visit to Capitol Hill, participants build advocacy skills and gain a deeper understanding of how advocacy and activism affect policy decisions. Student leaders will work with experienced policy advocates and have opportunities to interact with the legislative staff of U.S. Senators and Representatives.

Student leaders have the option to submit a proposal for support of a student-led advocacy project on their home campus or in their local community. Advancing Justice | AAJC will award stipends as well as provide student leaders with technical support and guidance for their projects.

Youth Leadership Summit Participants

Learn more about our past Summits and alumni projects. Read alumni reflection blogs from Aishwarya Sharma and Devin Tran.


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