Rising Stars workshop on cultural values. (Photo by Cyril Nishimoto)
By NOAH MIYAMAE
The Nikkei Federation announces applications for the 14th annual Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program are available online to all interested high school students.
This program will take place on Saturdays from Oct. 29, 2016 to April 1, 2017, and features monthly sessions on many topics such as teamwork, speaking to persuade, and networking.
The sessions take place at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in historic Little Tokyo. However, some events will be located elsewhere: such as a beach bonding trip, a Little Tokyo scavenger hunt, and a student-run golf tournament. The sessions located at the JACCC will be on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The program provides vital life skills that participants can use in daily life and in the working world. Many workshops are tailored to introduce the participants to the rich cultural background of Japanese Americans and help them to appreciate the many unique aspects of the Japanese American culture.