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The Sikh Coalition News
May 20, 2019
  • 2020 Junior Sikh Coalition Deadline Extended

    May 20, 2019 (New York, NY) – Due to the high volume of requests, the Sikh Coalition has decided to extend the Junior Sikh Coalition application deadline until midnight on May 27, 2019.

    Click here to access the application for 2020 Junior Sikh Coalition.

    The Junior Sikh Coalition (JSC) is a student-led initiative designed to inspire Sikh youth, strengthen the communities to which they belong, and help them achieve their leadership potential. JSC engages in leadership trainings, team building workshops, community events and professional conferences, creating change in themselves and their communities.

    “We helped create new workshops that future JSC leaders will be able to build upon, and we’re each working on Jyot projects that will really make an impact in communities,” said JSC member Jagmeet Singh.

    The Sikh Coalition is seeking final applications for the 2019-2020 year to join a team that is committed to creating change and has a passion for fighting injustice.

    You must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in high school, or a college freshman or sophomore to be eligible to apply.

    Since August 2012, JSC has trained 77 youth community leaders, who have educated over 1,600 students on bullying prevention and Sikh awareness. The many accomplishments include a partnering with the White House on anti-bullying efforts; presenting anti-bullying workshops to hundreds of other Sikh youth; panel participation regarding the impact that discrimination has on Sikh communities; building alliances with other youth minority organizations like the Native American Shinnecock Youth; publication of a youth-compiled “Nirbhau Nirvair: Poetry and Art Book” (No Fear, No Enemies); serving free meals (langar) to New York City shelters; and organizing open mic nights.

    This past year, the Junior Sikh Coalition worked together to create new spaces to talk about mental health, bullying, women’s empowerment, and bias and discrimination.

    After the initial applications are screened, qualified applicants will be called for an in-person interview. Applicants accepted into the program must also complete a week-long boot camp, which will be scheduled for the week of July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019. Applicants must commit to weekly Sunday JSC meetings throughout the school year.

    Click here for more details on the Junior Sikh Coalition. Click here to access the Junior Sikh Coalition application. For any questions, please contact Community Development Manager Harleen Kaur at harleen@sikhcoalition.org.

    As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.
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