For the Community To Empower Unity - Ekta

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For the community to empower unity.

 
 
 
 
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We provide educational and leadership resources to the youth in North America.

 
 
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Our Mission

Our mission focuses on a youth oriented organization that thrives at providing educational and leadership resources through a series of  seminars, workshops, and community oriented events. We are grounded in our values of optimism, humility, and service, inspired by the community and practices of seva (selfless service).

 

Our Programs

 

Our organization assists in quarterly events where we actively get involved within the community via leading seminars, planning events, and providing resources for youth members of the community.


Turban Day

Our Turban Day event is the largest event of the year and is hosted in Seattle, WA! The purpose to share with the community of the Pacific NorthWest the arts, culture, food and heritage of the Sikh/Punjabi people. 

Toy Drive

Our toy drive initiative was launched in the 4th quarter of 2017 in partnership with the Seattle Children's Hospital and Sacha Marg Gurdwara in Kent, WA.

Scholarships

Our scholarship program was founded with the mindset to encourage our youth's efforts in continuing their education successfully. The 1st scholarship event was launched the 3rd quarter last year in 2017.

Seminars

Yet to be launched, our newest initiative entails a line up of Seminars at University of Washington in effort to provide resources to aid in students' success. 

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Our Impact

 
 

3K+

Dollars won 

by high school and college students of Washington

4K+

 turbans tied

in the past few years of SYA's Turban Day events. 

 

Get Involved

 
Your participation and contribution matters.
 

Volunteer opportunities

Join us by participating at one or more of our events taking place!

 

Make a Donation

 Donating to SYA enables us to continue providing for the youth.

 

Our Team

 
 
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Gursharn Kaur

President & Financial Director

Born in India, Bhupinder Singh immigrated to the States in 1999 and calls Washington home. He loves making others laugh, is very open and optimistic. Bhupinder’s love of involvement and helping out in the community in any way possible brought him to SYA.

 

Bhupinder Singh

Vice President & Creative Director

 

A scientist by profession with world’s largest and favorite coffee company, Starbucks, Prabhjot Singh looks forward to working with his fellow youth through mentorship as well as helping to build the Sikh community and panth even stronger, bolder and better with Guru Sahib’s blessings (ਸੇਵਕੁ ਲਾਇਓ ਅਪੁਨੀ ਸੇਵ ॥ He has linked His servant to His service). Raised in Amritsar, he loves to volunteer, spend time with my family and learn music.

PrabhJot Singh

Board of Directors & Mentor

With her position as Public Relations Officer and Marketing Director, Harsimran Kaur will overlook any outgoing marketing to various demographics as well as connecting to external resources and organizations and the media. Having the Sikh narrative portrayed in media is a task that comes with challenges and Harsimran is willing to take on the challenge, hopefully resulting in Sikhs and all Americans being able to come together as one. Social media is also a very important platform in today's day and age and we hope to use it to it's fullest potential! In her free time, Harsimran can be seen completing school work, drinking coffee or having Rajma Chaval.

HARSIMRAN KAUR

Public Relations Officer & Marketing Director

First year student at the UW School of Dentistry and 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Dental Corp,  Dilkaranjot Grewal is honored to be a part of SYA. He’s is excited for SYA’s upcoming events and projects and beilieves the future for Sikh youth in the US is extremely bright. Karan thanks Waheguru everyday for all we have in our lives.

DILKARANJOT GREWAL

Board of Directors & Creative Directors

Hertej Kaur is thrilled to be apart of SYA’s board and loves SYA’s work to spread love for Sikhi and sharing its enriched roots. Born and raised in Seattle she is currently pursuing a bachelors in biology as a predental student. Hertej loves playing tennis, Gatka, & spending time with friends and family.

Hertej Kaur

Administrator Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator

 Graduate of Johnson & Wales University Class of 2015 Honors Program, Amrit Bhojwani’ss  involvement in the community and doing seva brought him to SYA. He feels it is very important to give back to the community, and spread awareness of  our beliefs and religion. He grew up in the New York and New Jersey area, has a background in hospitality and expertise in business operations. Amrit has traveled to over 27 countries and 6 continents; loves sports, cars, traveling and having a good time with friends and family; and was published at 16.

Graduate of Johnson & Wales University Class of 2015 Honors Program, Amrit Bhojwani’ss  involvement in the community and doing seva brought him to SYA. He feels it is very important to give back to the community, and spread awareness of  our beliefs and religion. He grew up in the New York and New Jersey area, has a background in hospitality and expertise in business operations. Amrit has traveled to over 27 countries and 6 continents; loves sports, cars, traveling and having a good time with friends and family; and was published at 16.

Amrit Bhojwani

Board of Directors &  Operations Manager

Pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing, Joban Pannu is excited to be a part of SYA. Her favorite event has been the Sikh Turban Day and looks forward to all the upcoming work of SYA. Joban,born and raised in WA, is a dancer, instructor, lover of dogs and adventures, and thinks of herself as a risk taker.

Joban Pannu

Creative Director

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Our Partners

 
 

Seattle Center

 

 

Gurdwara Singh sabha of Washington

 

Gurdwara Sacha Marg