Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC 2021 Fall Youth Leadership Summit Application

Thank you for your interest in Advancing Justice | AAJC's Youth Leadership Summit (YLS), a multi-day leadership development program for high-achieving college students from a variety of disciplines who are dedicated to addressing issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Our 9th annual YLS will be held from Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22, in 3-hour blocks (exact times TBD). All sessions will take place online to minimize risk to participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants must be current students enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college/university, from any major or discipline. Especially encouraged to apply are students with leadership positions in AAPI campus/community-based organizations or organizations focusing on racial justice, civil rights, immigration, voting, anti-hate, technology, telecommunications, and media diversity. Applicants should be active members in their community and demonstrate this in their essay and resume content.

Application Due: Friday September 3, 2021

** The application includes 1) this online form 2) your resume 3) reference check. In addition to completing this online form, please send a copy of your resume to Joy De Guzman, Manager of Community Engagement, at by September 3.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Inquiries should be directed to Joy De Guzman at More information can be found at

This Youth Leadership Summit is made possible through the support of State Farm and American Eagle.
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Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
Pronouns *
Email *
Phone Number *
Street Address *
*Permanent Address
City *
State *
Zipcode *
Age *
Ethnicity *
Name of College/University *
City of College/University *
State of College/University *
College Grade Level *
Major *
Expected Graduation Date (mm/yyyy) *
Are you a first generation college student? *
Are you a member of any campus-based student associations or groups? If so, please list below and include your title or role. *
What is one of the most pressing policy challenges for AAPI communities today? What personal experiences, values, or beliefs make you especially passionate about this issue? How can advocacy address this issue? (500 words max.) *
What is the most significant experience you have had working, volunteering, or organizing for social justice? How has this experience affected you? (500 words max.) *
What do you hope to gain from participating in the Summit? (500 words max) *
How did you hear about the Summit? *
Are you familiar with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC or any of our Advancing Justice affiliates? If so, please describe your relationship. *
Did a member of our Community Partners Network or one of our Advancing Justice affiliates refer you to the Summit? If so, please provide their name. *
Will you be needing any specific accommodations (e.g. audiovisual, religious, technical)? Please let us know: *
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Please provide 1 of your 2 required references (Name, Title and Organization, Email, Phone Number) *
If you are unable to provide a reference at the time of submission, you must send in your reference to by Friday September 3.
Please provide your second  required references (Name, Title and Organization, Email, Phone Number) *
If you are unable to provide a reference at the time of submission, you must send in your reference to by Friday September 3.
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