Apply for the Social Justice Leadership Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are now DUE on Sunday, April 28 at 11:59pm.​

AAMPLIFY trains and supports Asian American high school students in the Bay Area who are passionate about making a difference in their communities.

If you are interested in developing your leadership skills, gaining skills to advocate for your community, and joining a community of other Asian American youth leaders, we encourage you to apply! Got questions? Email us at

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Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply for the AAMPLIFY Social Justice Leadership Program?

Asian American high school students (rising 9th - 12th graders) in the Bay Area are encouraged to apply!

Do I need to attend the sessions in person?

Yes, the program will take place in-person in San Francisco, at a location accessible by public transportation. Please check back for updates on the exact program location.

What sort of time commitment should I expect for the program?

This year, the program takes place Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm over two weeks, July 22 - August 2, 2024. In addition, there will be a graduation celebration on Sunday, August 4, 2024.

Outside of sessions, students may spend some time working on a capstone project within a small group, however efforts will be made to provide adequate time for groups to work on their projects during the sessions.

To ensure participants get the most out of the program, full attendance is required at all sessions, except in cases of illness. Absences due to special extenuating circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be pre-approved by AAMPLIFY staff.

How much does the program cost?

Our program is absolutely free and we intend to keep it that way. We are an education non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering Asian American youth.

When will I hear back after I apply? 

We anticipate notifying students of their acceptances by early May.

What do alumni have to say about the AAMPLIFY Social Justice Leadership Program?

“[My favorite part is] the people. I've grown to become very good friends with not just the other students but also the adults. Everyone was so welcoming and inviting. It was nice being able to share my experiences and have my voice listened to.”

“I learned better communication skills and leadership skills that I will apply after the program.”

“I learned about how to better collaborate with a group and I learned how to take initiative in group settings. I learned about AAPI history and importance and I feel more in touch with social justice issues.”