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2017 Youth Delegate Campaign for JACL National Convention and Youth Legacy Programs Announced
The 2017 JACL National Convention in Washington, D.C. from Thursday, July 6th to Sunday, July 9th is fast approaching. This year’s convention will be particularly historical and significant, as it takes place during the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Many other events are planned this year in DC to commemorate this special 75th anniversary.
This year, the National Youth/Student Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Youth Delegate Campaign. This program is open to JACL youth members from chapters in good standing and is designed to increase youth participation and representation at the 2017 JACL National Convention.
Program participants will receive a scholarship to cover round-trip air transportation (flight to DC) and convention registration expenses. Participants will also be paired with a NY/SC representative or JACL member to help guide them through the ins and outs of JACL’s National Convention and truly make the most of their experience as a youth delegate. We encourage all to apply, regardless of previous JACL knowledge and experience. More information (including program benefits and requirements) is included on the application which is due on 11:59 PDT (2:59 EDT) 16 April 2017. (https://goo.gl/forms/SdweGKuGAfrb4oIJ2)
More information on the convention, including schedule, can be found here: https://jacl.org/2017convention/
Youth Legacy Program
We are also pleased to announce a new Youth Legacy Program this year. This program provides an opportunity for youth (ages 18-25) to learn about the WWII incarceration, including a visit to Manzanar. Forty (40) participants will be selected to attend one of two sessions in July and August 2017.
More information and application form for this program can be found here: https://jacl.org/youth/jacl-youth-legacy-program/
We encourage all who are eligible to apply.
Please see this statement released by the Japanese American Citizens League on the Election of President-Elect Trump.
The JACL Kakehashi 2016-17 Program for students and young professionals who would like to travel to Japan, is now accepting applications. There are multiple trips for up to 200 participants. Applicants do not need to be JACL members. Please spread the word if you know any one that might want to take advantage of this great opportunity!
Please see this press release (https://jacl.org/jacl-statement-on-the-tragedy-in-orlando/) published by National JACL on June 15th, 2016 regarding the tragedy in Orlando.