Apply Now to the 2021 LEAD Program!
UPDATE: ENROLLMENT FEE WAIVED FOR 2021 PROGRAM
In an effort to further expand access to civic engagement opportunities for youth, the enrollment fee is waived for the 2021 program year. Student applicants can disregard the scholarship portion of the application and should not mail a deposit check. We thank our generous funders for making this possible.
The deadline to apply is Monday, March 1, 2021.
Leaders for Education, Advocacy, and Democracy (LEAD)
LEAD’s mission is to build the pipeline of socially and culturally conscious leaders and empower youth the be a voice for their generation.
LEAD is a program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community.
LEAD will develop participants to confront community issues and create lasting change for a greater future.
LEAD will arm students with effective skillsets, real-world experience under the guidance of mentors, and greater awareness of the role of government, nonprofit, and community entities.
LEAD is open to high school students of all backgrounds from within Santa Clara County.
In addition to completing the application form, please make sure to include the following documents.
Please Mail Application and Required Documents to:
ATTN: Andrea Hyde
2400 Moorpark Avenue, Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95128
• Current resume
• Unofficial school transcript
• Personal statement
• Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
* If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please do not include the $250 check deposit with your application at this time.