Become a Saheli Youth Fellow

The Saheli Youth Leadership Fellowship is an opportunity that provides high school students with the capacity to engage with a diverse range of South Asian issues. Youth Fellows will get the chance to attend workshops and engage in discussions on issues that are important to them, write blogs to start important dialogues within their community and be a part of a close cohort of social justice-minded individuals.

The fellowship will culminate in a virtual conference at the end of the fellowship term led and organized by the youth fellows. In addition to the above duties, Youth Fellows will also be separated into smaller groups where they will be mentored by a college student volunteer and will have access to a number of social events throughout the year to foster a greater sense of community within the fellowship cohort. Upon completion of the Saheli Youth Leadership Fellowship, Youth Fellows will be awarded 20 hours of community service, and a certification of completion.


  • In order to be a Youth Fellow, applicants must be in grades 9-12 during the fellowship term. 
  • All immigrants or children of immigrants are welcome to apply. Youth from Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Afghanistani, Nepalese, Arab/Middle Eastern, Sri Lankan, or other API communities are encouraged to apply. 
  • Write and share your opinions on important issues within immigrant communities
  • Organize discussions among your friends and families on important issues
  • You will receive 20 hours of community service and a certificate upon completion

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