The Mirai Generations Leadership Program (MGLP) encourages participants to CONNECT, INSPIRE, and ACT within the Japanese American community. It provides the opportunity for engagement with leaders to serve the JA community. Participants will create the framework to become meaningful contributors and mentors to the JA community and ensure its growth into the future.
The Mirai Generations Leadership Program will nurture, connect and support emerging leaders who are passionate about and dedicated to the Japanese American community and its culture. This program will support these leaders in various roles to grow and sustain our community and showcase the JA culture. It is our hope that these participants will later serve as mentors to ensure that our JA culture and community thrives into the future.
Sakura Foundation gratefully acknowledges the City and County of Denver, Simpson United Methodist Church/Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation, Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple/Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation and Japanese American Association of Colorado (JAAC) for their generous grant support of the Mirai Generations Leadership Program.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE CLASS OF 2019 – DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 10, 2019.
Applications will be reviewed by a Committee Panel, who will select candidates to be interviewed in January/February. The interview provides the opportunity for the candidates to express their reasons for wanting to be in the program, learn leadership skills and participate in the JA community. Following the interview process, candidates will be notified via email of their acceptance in early February.
The tuition for the Mirai Generations Leadership Program is $250 per participant. Financial aid and/or scholarships may be available on a case-by-case basis once the selection process is completed. Lack of funds should not prevent a candidate from applying to the program. Participants are responsible for their own travel to the retreat, learning sessions and meetings, which will all take place in Metro Denver. All materials, food and lodging costs are covered by the program.
Applicants must be available to attend the Meet and Greet evening, Kick Off Weekend Retreat, all MGLP learning sessions, participate in the Community Connection meet-ups and graduation celebration and individual presentations. All dates are specified in the application.
Applicants will be required to email the following items with their applications:
Please email questions to MGLP@sakurafoundation.org.