Asian Youth in Action
Apply now! Applications due June 7th!
What is AYA?
CAAAV’s newest project Asian Youth in Action (AYA) builds on our legacy of developing young leaders who engage their communities for social change. We organize high school students ages 14-20 to work towards CAAAV’s mission of building power among low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in New York City.
Currently in its third year, the program is leading a campaign against police violence. As part of Communities United for Police Reform and People’s Justice, we have conducted Know Your Rights trainings concerning interactions with the NYPD, produced a documentary short on the impact of police harassment on Asian communities, spoken to elected officials, participated in city-wide rallies, marches, and press conferences, and much more to organize around the issue.
For our members to conduct a training at your school or organization, please contact Vivian at email@example.com.
Why should I apply?
- deepen your awareness about issues affecting low-income Asian communities;
- lead campaigns that build power among Asian immigrants and refugees;
- develop leadership skills through trainings and workshops;
- travel to other cities and meet other youth;
- organize and participate in different community activities and events;
- and receive a stipend of $500/year, depending on the selection process and your level of involvement.
How do I apply?
Fill out this application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to our office at 46 Hester Street. All applications are due June 7th, 2013. For questions, contact email@example.com.