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    Now Hiring - Northern California Community Organizer

    Join the Movement as the Northern California Community Organizer The Jakara Movement with the Guru’s Nadir (Grace), seva of our volunteers, and the baksh (benediction) of the Sangat is pleased to announce our fourth employment position.  We are seeking a Northern California Community Organizer to help develop the gambit of Jakara Movement programs and chapters (misls). Position Title: Community Organizer Organizational Relationship: Reporting to the Executive Director General Summary: The Jakara Movement Community Organizer will recruit, develop, retain and train volunteers, help them organize communities through local chapters, and implement community campaigns, programs, events, and actions.
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    Healthy Habits

    Physical fitness is a very important aspect of a persons life. Staying fit and healthy will not only make you feel better about yourself, but it will help you out in the long run. It prevents getting serious diseases and health issues such as, type two diabetes and obesity. Exercising doesn't always have to be boring or hard. You can always just go for a bike ride, a walk, roller skating, or play your favorite sports for about thirty minutes to an hour per day and that will do it! Being physically fit also means eating healthier. Sometimes it's better to choose the apple rather than the candy bar. When you decide to change your eating and exercising habits you change as an individual. You start feeling more confident, become more outgoing, and your surrounded by more positive vibes.  Being healthy leads to stronger bones, healthier heart and a happier you. (: Chaman Kaur is a student at Livingston High School and wrote this blog after the Sports Day in Livingston. 
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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM through July 26, 2015 · 4 rsvps
    Paaras Youth Center in Fresno, CA

    Bhujangi 2015 Boys Youth Academy

    Screen_Shot_2015-04-18_at_2.50.30_AM.pngThe Bhujangi Youth Academy (BYA) is a Jakara Movement initiative that was started in 2011 by a handful of Jakara sevadars/sevadarnis to address the growing concern of violence in our community. The goal is to create a forum for young Sikh high school boys to reflect, learn, and become inspired by Sikhi and a new Sangat.  The staff includes confident young Singhs/Kaurs who come from different backgrounds - from doctoral students to doctors, from social workers to outdoorsmen - who were born here in the US and can connect and empathize with a variety of youth experiences. 
    The Bhujangi Youth Academy aims to not only introduce Sikh culture through Gurbani, Tarikh (history), Philosophy and Rehat but also provides a safe place for kids to learn basic skills needed in the real world, from tying a tie, making a budget, cooking dinner, cleaning, etc. Much of this we take for granted - but are important in the education of young men.
    This year the dates for the camp is JULY 18-26, 2015.
    Bhujangi Youth Academy staff is made up of young professionals, who aim to create a place of belonging for all in our community.  High school is a critical period in a young man's life.  Those who lack a proper Sangat and Guru-inspired mentors can sometimes fall astray.  Bhujangi Youth Academy brings discipline together with fun, brotherhood, and passion.  
    More details to follow shortly, including registration page and volunteer information form.
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 01:00 PM
    Paaras Youth Center in Fresno, CA

    Shastar, an interactive history lesson - March 2015

    Screen_Shot_2015-03-04_at_4.58.04_PM.pngThis will be an interactive workshop in which you will get a firsthand look on how modern day shastar are made. Our Shastar master, Sukhbir Singh will provide attendees with a history of the ancient art of creating Shastar, and how he has added a modern twist to create his very own works of art, many with recycled materials. You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. 

    You can check out his list of amazing work at the following link and add him on Instagram!

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