High School Youth Fellowship

The Saheli Youth Fellowship is an opportunity for Summer 2024 that provides
high school students with the chance to engage with issues pertaining to South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North
African (SAMENA) communities. Youth Fellows will get the chance to attend
workshops, engage in discussions on issues important to them, and develop a collaborative,
community-based art project for distribution.

Throughout the programming, Saheli fellows will engage in expression-based activities to further
their learning about identity and community. Fellows will be asked to contribute one of these
projects or a self-developed project outside of fellowship hours to a “Community Journal”; the
“Community Journal” will be a collaboration of all the fellows’ contributions and other
community members. Fellows will gain access to future social events organized by Saheli to
foster a greater sense of community within the fellowship cohort and the organization at large.
Upon completion of the Saheli Youth Fellowship Summer Program, fellows will be awarded
community service hours, a certification of completion, and requested letters of


  • In order to be a Youth Fellow, applicants must be in grades 9-12 during the fellowship term. 
  • As the focus of this program is in supporting SAMENA communities, fellows ideally should identify as an immigrant or child of immigrants from South Asian, Middle Eastern, or North African countries.
  • Youth fellows must be able to commit to at least 4 of the 5 workshops offered. Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of Saheli.
  • Youth fellows must be able to commit to developing their own project for contribution tothe “Community Journal.”

The application for the Saheli Youth Leadership Fellowship is now open.