The Mirai Generations Leadership Program (MGLP) encourages participants to CONNECT, INSPIRE, and ACT within the Japanese American community. It provides the opportunity for engagement with leaders to serve the JA community. Participants will create the framework to become meaningful contributors and mentors to the JA community and ensure its growth into the future.
The Mirai Generations Leadership Program will nurture, connect and support emerging leaders who are passionate about and dedicated to the Japanese American community and its culture. This program will support these leaders in various roles to grow and sustain our community and showcase the JA culture. It is our hope that these participants will later serve as mentors to ensure that our JA culture and community thrives into the future.
The application process begins in November 2016. The deadline for submitting the application is January 6, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by a Committee Panel, who will select candidates to be interviewed in the evening on either January 24 and 26, 2017. The interview provides the opportunity for the candidate to express his/her personal commitment to the JA community and its future. Following the interview process, successful candidates will be invited to attend the kick off retreat in Estes Park, CO, facilitated by Craig Ishii of Kizuna LA.
The $250 tuition fee for the inaugural class of the 2017 Mirai Generations Leadership Program will be waived. Going forward, financial aid and/or scholarships may be available on a case-by-case basis once the selection process is completed. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to all sessions including the kick off retreat. All retreat materials, food and lodging costs are covered by the program.
2017 Retreat and Session Schedule:
Applicants must email the following items to MGLP@sakurafoundation.org no later than January 6, 2017:
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