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Summer Program FAQ

Learn more about AAMPLIFY's Social Justice Leadership Summer Program from our most commonly asked questions.

Who is eligible to apply for AAMPLIFY’s summer 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?

No! We have a hybrid program. Most of the program occurs virtually and all you need is a WiFi connection and a computer that can run Zoom. Some events, including the program kick-off and graduation, will be held in person and students are required to attend.

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

The first week of program sessions are 2-hours each day, and then after that, sessions will be on a weekly basis only, 2-hour Saturday mornings for the next 9 weeks.


There will be a few in-person events scheduled as well. Outside of the sessions, students will work on a capstone project within a small group. Overall the bulk of the commitment is in the program sessions.

Attendance is required in all sessions, except for pre-approved extenuating circumstances or medical or family emergencies.

Will the program cost me anything?

No! Our program is absolutely free and we intend on keeping it that way. We are an education non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering  Asian American youth.

Where will in-person programs be held? 

All in-person sessions are held in San Francisco and accessible by public transit.

When will I hear back after I apply? 

Students will be notified via email about their acceptance in mid-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.

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