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Application for our 2016-2017 program is now available.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school during the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 25 students.
Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program
The Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program is presented by the Nikkei Federation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is made possible by the contributions of community members and organizations. To learn more about sponsoring a Rising Stars program and helping to invest in the future leaders of our community, please contact us.
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The development of youth leadership is a common need expressed by almost every community organization. To address this need, the Nikkei Federation Youth Development Programs team developed the Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program. Learn more
"Before Rising Stars, I thought
I knew anything and everything there was to know about leadership.
But after attending workshops...I
can honestly and humbly say ‘What
was I thinking?' I realized that I had plenty to learn...."
"The speakers we had taught us
practical skills as well as a better understanding of our culture.
I especially gained from the sessions about how to work in groups and
the importance of networking. I’ve already implemented the
networking skills which really helped me with a school project!”
The Risings Stars Youth Leadership Program presents a series of fun and interactive workshops on topics such as:
Participants will have an opportunity to apply their skills by completing a group project. Past Rising Stars group projects were the Japanese American Community Miniature Golf Tournament and Raffle. Learn more
The Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program will be held on one or two Saturdays per month from October 20145 through March 2016. Learn more
The Rising Stars Youth Leaderhip Program is held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. More information
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