||Washington, DC - Are you interested in learning more about advocating for minority communities and providing humanitarian aid to people in need? How about spending your summer in the heart of the United States capital? If so, UNITED SIKHS invites you to apply for the Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), in Washington DC from July 6th-10th, where you will have the opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers, visit Congressmen and Senators on Capitol Hill, and tour monumental sites within Washington, DC. Applications from the United States and Canada will be considered for admission.|
We are looking for eight dedicated, passionate individuals 17 and older who are driven to promote SEVA (selfless-service), and civil and human rights. AHAA is uniquely designed as a practical and effective head start for those interested in pursuing careers in advocacy, law, policy, healthcare, education, or humanitarian aid. Students will:
As articulated by one of our Alumni Manveer Singh Reehal,
"UNITED SIKHS Academy was a once in a lifetime experience that opened up a myriad of opportunities for me. The academy was an incredible learning experience, as well as a practical workshop that helped lay the groundwork for advocacy and aid not only for Sikhs but for the entirety of the human race […]I have made friendships that I will keep for the rest of my life, and memories that make me want to do this again. I urge new students to join this academy next summer and have this once in a lifetime experience."
Advocacy and Humanitarian Aid Academy 2014 participants with Gurpreet Singh Sarin, American Idol finalist, and UNITED SIKHS staff.
Eric Treene, Civil Rights Division Attorney for the Department of Justice.
Through completion of AHAA training, an Academy graduate will receive certification, training materials, and the skills necessary to fulfill paths in advocacy, law, policy, healthcare, education, and humanitarian aid. CLICK HERE to learn more.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 1ST, 2015