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Volunteer Development: High School Program Lead

"Lead Bay Area" - An interactive 2 hour, summer community engagement program for current High School students & College youth in the South and East Bay. Through this program, students interact with community leaders and successful professionals through engaging symposiums and field visits throughout the months of June and July.  

Key Elements of The Program :

  1. Speaker session : An interactive session of 1 hour with a guest speaker. Community Leaders will discuss their various strategies to strike a balance in their professional ventures, their social commitments and the influence of community service in shaping their individual success stories. Through these dialogues with active community leaders, we hope to ingrain social consciousness in the youth and further in the community.
  2. Community Project:  Grass-root Community Project: Students lead a community project during the program supported by the Sewa Lead Coordinators to empower oneself by empowering the community. The students learn teamwork, leadership skills and much more in the process.


    • 1 Oct 2023
    • 30 Sep 2024
    Registration is closed

    LEAD 2023 - 2024

    Youth Engagement Program for High School Students

    The LEAD program is designed to inspire and equip high school students with essential leadership skills while nurturing a strong sense of social responsibility. Our goal is to cultivate socially conscious leaders who not only excel academically but also actively contribute to creating a better world for all.

    By participating in the LEAD program, you'll engage in hands-on volunteering, dynamic expert-led workshops, and thought-provoking speaker sessions.

    Key program details include:

    1. Program duration is from October 1st, 2023, to September 30th, 2024.
    2. Each registered student will receive a Sewa shirt for event participation, so please select your correct size during registration.
    3. A mandatory 2-hour in-person meeting will occur on a designated Sunday each month. Details regarding the  meetings and its timings will be communicated before the LEAD program begins, and these in-person meetings will be held at SCC. These meetings offer students the opportunity to meet our adult leaders, connect with fellow LEAD students, engage in project discussions, share ideas, and build an effective leadership network.
    4. Quarterly in-person Speaker Series (a chance to interact with accomplished personalities) attendance is mandatory for all LEAD students.
    5. Registration to LEAD offers the opportunity to apply to our exclusive Design to Lead (DTL) program, by invitation only for selected students.

    These experiences will ignite your leadership passion, enhance collaborative skills, and guide you in making meaningful community contributions. As you embark on this transformative journey, your registration reflects dedication to personal growth, cooperation, and positive impact. Join us in shaping a generation of impactful leaders.

    As you embark on this remarkable journey, we invite you to complete the registration form. Your decision to join the LEAD program reflects your dedication to personal growth, cooperation, and positive impact. Together, we will shape a generation of leaders who make a significant difference.

    Before you sign up, please spend a few minutes to go through the LEAD presentation.

    Hear what our LEAD students have to say

    Please Note:

    • Community Service hours outside of Sewa are not transferable.
    • Immersion hours during Summer  (weekdays and Weekend)
    • Sewa volunteering hours are not to replace credit at school classes (Gym, Orchestra, Other Curriculum activity).
    • Selection criteria: Limited seats, on first come first served basis. Open to all racial, ethnic, religious, and gender backgrounds.
    • Registration ends on December 22nd, 2023.
    • Info Session for the Sewa LEAD program will be held on Sep 22nd, 2023 at 8:00 PM PST. If you are new to Sewa and want to learn more about LEAD program prior to signing up for the program then please register here. Zoom link will be shared one day prior to the info session. 

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