RISE UP! Young Leaders Institute
Cultivate skills. Connect with community. Create change.
SAALT’s RISE UP! Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is an opportunity for undergraduate university students to build leadership skills, connect with fellow activists and mentors, and explore social change strategies around issues that affect South Asian and immigrant communities in the US. 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 Young Leaders Institute 2013 specifically focused on the increasing trends of bias-based bullying and harassment affecting South Asian youth, young adults, and families. Participants explored South Asia American history; social change movements; the intersections of identity and power; the implications of xenophobia and post-9/11 backlash; and resources for addressing bullying and countering ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Students developed action plans to address bias-based bullying on their campuses and in their communities.
Read the full Young Leaders Institute 2013 report here.
Rise Up! Young Leaders Institute is generously supported by: