Youth Leadership Summit

Our 7th annual Youth Leadership Summit will take place VIRTUALLY from Monday, September 14 to Friday, September 18. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and the health and safety of our young leaders is our priority. We have decided to transition this year's Summit from a 3-day in-person convening to a 5-day virtual convening that will take place online over the span of the week in approximately 3-hour blocks.

Our Youth Leadership Summit is a multi-day leadership development program for high achieving college students dedicated to addressing issues impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities. In our first-ever virtual format, the Summit will bring together 12 student leaders virtually for 5 days of advocacy training sessions 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.

Meet our 2020 Youth Leadership Summit cohort!

Read about our 2019 Summit and alumni projects.

2019 Youth Leadership Student Leaders

Empowering Tomorrow's Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders

Through interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and a virtual 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.

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

2019 YLS on Capitol Hill



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The Youth Leadership Summit is made possible through the generous support of State Farm.