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Youth Leadership Intensive Deadline

We are now accepting applications for Kundiman's very first Youth Leadership Intensive. The Leadership Intensive will take place at Fordham University's Law School from July 9 - 13, 2018. We will be accepting submissions until February 15, 2018.

To inspire and educate the next generation of thought leaders, Kundiman is offering its first Youth Leadership Intensive. Students will read selections from important works of Asian American literature and history and will consider how they speak to the opportunities and challenges we face in the twenty-first century. As a culminating project, they will engage in an oral history/creative writing Kavad project which will bring them in dialogue with their peers and instructors in a highly supportive, fun, and encouraging environment. Throughout the Intensive, they will receive counsel from leading writers, artists, and industry innovators. Our goal is to nurture leaders that are strongly grounded in a rich legacy of Asian American letters and community-building. 


Rising 9th grade – 12th grade students who self-identify as Asian American.