WHAT IS IT?
Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program is designed to develop leadership skills and inspire high school students’ involvement in the Japanese American community.
WHEN IS IT?
The program starts with its first workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019 and ends with a culmination & reception on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
WHAT WILL I DO?
Participate in a series of active, engaging workshops on a variety of leadership topics. Apply newly developed skills to complete a group project. Network with other participants interested in learning how to make an impact in the Japanese American community.
HOW IS THE PROGRAM STRUCTURED?
The program consists of eight interactive workshops. Throughout the program, students will also plan and execute a group project, as well as participate in cultural and social activities. The program concludes with a culmination.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND COST
- October 26: "Team Dynamic" workshop
- November 9: Beach Outing
- November 23: “Speak to Persuade” workshop
- December 7: "Assertiveness/Ethics" workshop
- January 11: “Japanese American Heritage” workshop
- January 25: “Cultural Awareness” workshop
- February 8: “Networking” workshop
- February 22: College Life 101
- March 7: Final Group Project Event
- March 14: Review Session
- March 28: Culmination
Program Fee: $250,
payable upon acceptance to the program.
(Actual cost of the Program is in excess of $1,000 per student, but is underwritten by donations and sponsorships.)
All workshops and events are held on Saturdays. Workshops generally last from 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM.
Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided by the program.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Commitment to attend all sessions
Interest in further involvement with Japanese American community organizations
Willingness to cultivate an ongoing relationship with the Japanese American community
A maximum of 25 students will be selected to participate in the program
Extended Application Period: Remain open until all/most slots filled
OCTOBER 6, 2019: Applicants will be notified