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Southeast Asian Youth Program

The Southeast Asian Youth Power (SEAYP) (pronounced: shape) leadership program aims to foster leadership, critical thinking, political advocacy, and civic engagement in young Southeast Asian leaders in Stockton through learning about and mobilizing around issues of social justice. The program also focuses on anti-deportation activism, re-entry and community safety, and local organizing in Stockton.

SEAYP strongly believes that young people have the power to positively impact their communities if presented with the opportunity to do so. Participants have the opportunity to engage in dialogue around history, identity, culture, and life experiences with other young people. The end goal of SEAYP is to develop a community project with the team aimed at addressing an identified need within the community (ex. deportation, mental health, education, etc.) and will conclude with a community presentation or event related to the project.