As Sikh youth in the tri-state area, the Junior Sikh Coalition's main purpose is to develop leadership skills in order to create change in our communities. We use Sikh values of equality, social justice and 'sarbat the bhalla' (bringing happiness and positive spirit to all) to empower Sikh youth to address issues within our communities. As youth, some priority issues we work on are racism, hate and bullying.
We undergo training provided by the Sikh Coalition in order to implement community based campaigns. Areas of the training program include:
- Community Development
In the future, we hope to not only empower ourselves but also our communities in order to create collective change.
- Bullying & Know-Your-Rights Campaign
- Camp Chardi Kala Summer 2012 - The Junior Sikh Coalition presented it's first 'Bullying & Know-Your-Rights' presentation at Camp Chardi Kala. The presentation was to 75+ kids from the ages of 7-13 years old.
- Advocating for Sikh rights by influencing policy makers to support anti-bullying efforts through press conferences, rallies and petitions.
- Organizing community hip-hop and youth expression workshops for South Asian youth.
- Educating non-Sikhs on Sikhism in order to reduce prejudice and violence.
- Empowering Sikh youth through anti-bullying workshops at local gurudwaras by creating awareness on their legal rights in school.
If you have any questions about the Junior Sikh Coalition or would like to learn more about it, please contact Tejpreet Kaur at email@example.com.