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Apply to Leaders of the New School in LA

Apply to Leaders of the New School in LA

This summer, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) will be hosting a new youth program focused on Los Angeles high school students called Leaders of the New School (LNS). This program aims to mobilize and empower youth to become strong effective leaders in their communities. It employs social justice education on topics such as history, immigration, and gentrification, as well the practical training of skills from public speaking to project management, and the active application of said skills. After the completion of the summer program, participants will also be given the opportunity to apply these learned tactics by organizing and leading projects or campaigns in their local communities or institutions through a year-long internship with the KRC. This program aims to develop and motivate leaders of the next generation and give them an opportunity to engage with community members in order to build connections and gain hands-on experience.

The LNS program will begin Monday, June 26th and the selected applicants will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm for that duration. The program will end Saturday, August 5th. The program is in Los Angeles and will be at our Kingsley office (540 S Kingsley Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90020). 

This program is open to all high school students (9th to 12th grade) of any heritage or background. All applications from students in Southern California will be accepted, but students in the Los Angeles area are preferred. We will be accepting a total of 20 students.

To apply, please fill out the application at The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00 PM PST. To request more information about the programs, please contact Nara Kim at nara [at] or (714) 321-0531.