Young Leaders Institute

Cultivate skills. Connect with community. Create change.

SAALT 2018–19 Young Lead­ers Insti­tute

“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

SAALT’s Young Lead­ers Insti­tute (YLI) is 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 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 YLI pro­gram will take a hia­tus for the 2019–2020 aca­d­e­m­ic cycle. Please return in 2020 for more infor­ma­tion. 


Review the Young Leaders Institute Frequently Asked Questions page here

Meet past SAALT Young Leaders Institute Cohorts