Youth Leadership Summits



The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) National Youth/Student Council hosts regional leadership summits each year to provide training and development to youth, students, young adults, and young professionals.

Past summits have been hosted in Fresno, Berkeley, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Washington D.C., and San Francisco, with topics ranging from leadership development to combating xenophobia.

The JACL NY/SC’s Youth Leadership Summits are made possible thanks to the generous support of State Farm and Southwest Airlines.


Participants of the Washington, DC Youth Leadership Summit posing with speakers: Rita Pin Ahrens (SEARAC), Corey Saylor (CAIR), Hilary Shelton (NAACP), Carmen Ye (CAPAL)

The National JACL Youth Summits are graciously made possible by Southwest Airlines and State Farm.

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Attend the NY/SC Summit “Asian American Feminism: Not Your Asian Sidekick” at Smith College

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Register for Remodeling the Model Minority: Japanese Americans & black liberation

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