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Sewa Chicago LEAD 2023

  • 2 Jan 2023
  • 9:00 AM (CST)
  • 31 Oct 2023
  • 11:59 PM (CDT)
  • In-Person and Online


  • $75 for Participants
  • $40 for Siblings

Sewa Chicago LEAD 2023

(LEAD - Leadership, Education And Development) 

Youth Engagement Program for High School Students 

General Eligibility: Incoming and Current High Schoolers (Grade 8-12). All participants should always exhibit commitment to the values of Sewa and act with integrity and discipline.

Program Dates : January 2nd to October 31st, 2023

Selection Criteria: Limited seats; enrolled on a first-come first-serve basis. Open to all nationalities, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

Registration Fee: $75 per student. $40 for additional sibling.

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022

Commitment : Each participant is expected to commit to at least 100 hours of volunteering.

As a part of the LEAD program, young adults are provided with opportunities to participate and / or lead various activities and to earn volunteering hours. Sewa International will provide certificates as well as a recommendation for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for qualified participants.

Here is sample list of activities:

1. Highway Cleanup

2. Blood Drive

3. Environment and Sustainability

4. Create your own DIY initiative to address community needs.

5. SewaDiwali Food Drive

6. Fundraising to support Sewa Projects

7. Design to Lead - Design thinking methodology to address community needs, developed by Stanford University Professor

8. Holistic Individual Development

NOTE: All the LEAD participants are requested to sign the waiver form and send it to

For general questions, please refer to the FAQ.

Contact for any questions.

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