Youth – UNITED SIKHS Blog https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog Recognize The Human Race As One Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:45:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Great Opportunity for NYC Youth- Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2012/05/great-opportunity-for-nyc-youth-summer-youth-employment-program-syep/ Tue, 22 May 2012 16:05:21 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=1299 NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational opportunities. In 2011 Department of Youth and Community Development employed 30,628 participants and placed them at 5,732 worksites.  Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations.

The application deadline for this program has been extended to Friday, May 25th, 2012.

Click here to apply

 

 

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Sikh International Film Festival 2011 in New York: October-8th, 14th, 15th https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2011/10/sikh-international-film-festival-2011/ https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2011/10/sikh-international-film-festival-2011/#comments Sat, 01 Oct 2011 15:41:12 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=1143 29th Sep, New York, NY:   UNITED SIKHS invites all to attend the Sikh International Film Festival 2011 from Oct 14th – Oct 15th, at the Asia Society  & Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY.  On the 8th October children’s films will be shown at the Hofstra University, Student Center, in New York.

The schedule for the Children’s Film Festival is as follows:

Saturday, 8th October: Hofstra University, Student Center (11:30 am – 2:30pm)
Friday, October 14th : Featuring Session (7:00pm 10:00pm)
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Saturday, October 15th: Short Films (11:30am – 1:30pm), Documentaries (2:00pm – 5:00pm)

****Winners of the Short Films and Documentaries will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges****

To purchase tickets to the Film Festival, please visit: www.sikharts.comm

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation is a tax exempt non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contact: Mankanwal Singh
P: 1-516-698-8546
E: mankanwal.singh@unitedsikhs.org | unitedsikhs-usa@unitedsikhs.org

 

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West Coast Sikhi Camp Held in California https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2010/01/west-coast-sikhi-camp-held-in-california/ https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2010/01/west-coast-sikhi-camp-held-in-california/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 02:18:34 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=558 Caruthers, CA – “VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH”, said the campers for the last time to each other. Tears, smiles and hugs were abundant among the campers and the organizers. The mood was one of great happiness and joy at the successful camp, but a great sadness that the camp was over. “When is the next camp?” shouted one of the campers, which was met with smiles and cheers from the other campers and organizers.
The West Coast Sikhi Camp, with the limitless blessings of the Almighty, was a great success, above and beyond what the organizers could have hoped for. Seventy five lucky campers experienced 4 days of fun filled learning, activities and of course, the delicious langar. The organizers were very appreciative of the campers’ cooperativeness and enthusiasm over the camp.
The uniqueness of the West Coast Sikhi Camp was its focus on having Sikhs living and working among society provide their remarkable input. Shattering the stereotype that keeping the Sikh physical image and employment are incompatible, the speakers (local as well as international) presented their talks and led discussions on Sikh religion, the faith, its meaning and its experience to the riveted campers, most of which was in English. Rather than being a one sided lecture, the talks from various speakers were followed by an open discussion, which fostered an environment of learning and enthusiasm.
The organizers wish to thank the campers for making the first ever West Coast Sikhi Camp a great success, the parents for their great trust in feeding their children’s spirituality and all of the volunteers that stepped up and made the camp come together. We are greatly indebted to Bhai Manvir Singh and Bhai Ravjeet Singh who joined us from England, along with Dr. Gurtej Singh from Sacramento. The three well renowned speakers led various topics and talks to acquaint the campers with history and beliefs of the Sikh religion.
One last note from the West Coast Sikhi Camp organizers: See you at the next camp and stay tuned to www.WCSikhiCamp.com for announcements.

Caruthers, CA – “VAHEGURU JI KA KHALSA, VAHEGURU JI KI FATEH”, said the campers for the last time to each other. Tears, smiles and hugs were abundant among the campers and the organizers. The mood was one of great happiness and joy at the successful camp, but a great sadness that the camp was over. “When is the next camp?” shouted one of the campers, which was met with smiles and cheers from the other campers and organizers.

The West Coast Sikhi Camp, with the limitless blessings of the Almighty, was a great success, above and beyond what the organizers could have hoped for. Seventy five lucky campers experienced 4 days of fun filled learning, activities and of course, the delicious langar. The organizers were very appreciative of the campers’ cooperativeness and enthusiasm over the camp.

The uniqueness of the West Coast Sikhi Camp was its focus on having Sikhs living and working among society provide their remarkable input. Shattering the stereotype that keeping the Sikh physical image and employment are incompatible, the speakers (local as well as international) presented their talks and led discussions on Sikh religion, the faith, its meaning and its experience to the riveted campers, most of which was in English. Rather than being a one sided lecture, the talks from various speakers were followed by an open discussion, which fostered an environment of learning and enthusiasm.

The organizers wish to thank the campers for making the first ever West Coast Sikhi Camp a great success, the parents for their great trust in feeding their children’s spirituality and all of the volunteers that stepped up and made the camp come together. We are greatly indebted to Bhai Manvir Singh and Bhai Ravjeet Singh who joined us from England, along with Dr. Gurtej Singh from Sacramento. The three well renowned speakers led various topics and talks to acquaint the campers with history and beliefs of the Sikh religion.  We are also very grateful to the Pacific Coast Khalsa Diwan Society of Carutheres, CA. for lending their support in making the camp a success.

One last note from the West Coast Sikhi Camp organizers: See you at the next camp and stay tuned to www.WCSikhiCamp.com for announcements.

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2010 Student Peace Alliance National Conference https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2009/11/2010-student-peace-alliance-national-conference/ Fri, 27 Nov 2009 20:39:31 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=524 2010 Student Peace Alliance National Conference
Extreme Makeover: Peace in the 21st Century

A Conference For Youth, By Youth

Dear Friends,

The second Student Peace Alliance National Conference! being held from Feb 26th- Feb 28th 2010 at southwestern University outside Austin, Texas. The conference will focus on education about effective domestic and international peacebuilding programs; training in grassroots organizing, applied peace building, and lobbying; and empowering youth to be citizen advocates for an infrastructure in the federal government that makes peace a priority. We expect this to be a dynamic conference that will change the central discourse on peace within our country.

For more details visit: 2010 National Conference
Help spread the word about this exciting conference! All the information about housing, travel and conference scholarships is available on the Student Peace Alliance website. Outside of travel to Austin, the total cost for one youth (for registration, housing and food over 3 days) is only $100! The goal is to make this conference as affordable for every youth regardless of socio-economic background. That is one of the main reasons they are offering  scholarships for youth attending the conference.

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