July 14-16, 2021

About the Program | Sponsor a Student

This program is for high-school-aged young people who identify as Asian American to explore their leadership and advocacy skills, attend educational workshops and professional development panels as well as connect to like-minded youth across NC. This year’s theme, “‘Bending Towards Justice’: Mastering the Elements of Change,” aims to equip young leaders and activists with the knowledge and tools for transformative change using different tactics and broad-based community-building. This year, we will be empowering youths to learn more and advocate for ethnic studies for Asian Americans in their own communities!

* note* you do not have to currently be enrolled in high school to attend, but must be of high school age 14-18

 

Questions? Check out the FAQ below or email olivia@ncaatogether.org

We are so excited to announce that NCAAT’s Third Annual Youth Leadership Institute for youths is back! Our application closes July 13, 2021.

*NCAAT has made the decision to waive registration fees for this year’s youth leadership institute, however, we are suggesting a donation of $50 a person to help cover the costs of the program*

*A donation is not mandatory to attend YLI 2021*

FAQ

Participants will attend educational and interactive workshops and learn from elected officials and community leaders through panels and small group discussions. While connecting with like-minded students, participants will gain new skills for college and beyond and learn about ways to get involved with their community and with NCAAT and its partner nonprofits.

You can find the full programming schedule here.

This program is for high-school-aged young people ages 14-18.
*note* you do not have to currently be enrolled in high school to attend, but must be of high school age 14-18

Have additional questions? Interested in hosting a workshop at YLI?
Email olivia@ncaatogether.org

Sample Schedule

Youth Leadership Institute Highlights

Meet local and state leaders like State Senator Jay Chaudhuri and learn about various paths to leadership.

Experience interactive workshops to learn about what it takes to be leaders in our communities.