Young Leaders Institute

SAALT’s Young Lead­ers Insti­tute (YLI) was an oppor­tu­ni­ty for stu­dents and young adults age 18–22 in the U.S. 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 was 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.

“YLI is a place where I found com­mu­ni­ty amongst like-mind­ed South Asians Amer­i­cans who are pas­sion­ate about jus­tice.” –Jasveen, The New School, 2016 YLI Fellow

“I felt empow­ered to cre­ate change.  New ideas were form­ing in my mind on how to involve my cam­pus in the rev­o­lu­tion.” –Priya, Uni­ver­si­ty of Flori­da, 2015 YLI Fellow

Review the Young Lead­ers Insti­tute Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions page here

Meet past SAALT Young Lead­ers Insti­tute Cohorts