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Sewa International LEAD Austin Summer 2020

  • 20 Jun 2020
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  • 1 Aug 2020
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  • 6 sessions
  • 20 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • 27 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • 11 Jul 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • 18 Jul 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • 25 Jul 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • 1 Aug 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
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LEAD Austin Summer 2020 - Program for High School Students

General Eligibility: High School students from grades 9 to 12 (including rising 9th graders). Each student must be sincere in their commitment to the values of Sewa with integrity and discipline.

Selection Criteria: We have a limited number of seats, and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Registration will be open to students of all nationalities, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

Registration Fee: a donation of $10 (minimum) to Sewa International.

What to expect?

In this series, seasoned leaders will share their life experiences with the participants, and will challenge them to think, plan, act, and build the life of a leader. 

  • Bio-design (STEM) “Design to Lead” – A collaborative effort with Professor Anurag Mairal of Stanford, who led the Global Outreach Programs at Byers Center for Bio design at the university. The session will be focused on educating high-potential, socially minded teenagers in a design-thinking based approach to understand and address society’s most significant challenges.

  • Space Science: Anima Patil-Sabale is an astronaut-in-training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. She has worked on NASA’s Kepler mission, as well in NASA’s Intelligent Systems Division. She has been pursuing her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, and her journey is a lesson in leadership within.

  • Leadership: Participants will learn about fundamental principles of leadership from two seasoned business leaders in Austin, Sumedh & Yogesh. We will discuss how their leadership has been informed by the social “sewa” influences from their families and their gurus.

  • Sewa for humanity: Participants will also be introduced to exciting opportunities for volunteering throughout the six-week period. Finally, they will be involved in preparing a vision of leadership for themselves, individually or in teams. The 2020 summer LEAD program will help them understand how to plan their own sewa and leadership journeys.

Plan for Summer 2020

A tentative schedule/plan for this first Sewa Lead summer session is shown below (subject to change - we are finalizing more speakers).

  • June 20: Principles of Leadership & Sewa - part 1 (Sumedh & Yogesh)

  • June 27: Journey of an astronaut-in-training (Anima Patil-Sabale of NASA Houston)

  • July 4: no session (Independence Day weekend)

  • July 11: Communicating like a Leader (Arti Kapoor who is a trained communications expert, will give a lecture, and train the team on this topic)

  • July 18: STEM lecture - Title is TBD (Professor Anurag Mairal of Stanford University)

  • July 25: Principles of Leadership & Sewa - part 2 (Sumedh & Yogesh). Planning participant presentations on Aug 1
  • Aug 1: My Leadership & Sewa Plan (Participant presentations - each participant will prepare 2 slides, and present to the whole group)

Contact: sewalead.austin@gmail.com for any questions.

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