Bhujangi 2020 will be held ONLINE via Zoom from July 25-26, 2020. We have interactive and meaningful workshops planned, with a variety of guest speakers. This virtual camp is open for ALL high school-age boys anywhere in the world!
The cost for the 2-day camp is $15 and includes your shirt. However, we don't want money to be a barrier, and so we are happy to provide scholarships for any amount. Please email us if you would like more details!
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- The Bhujangi Youth Academy (BYA) is a Jakara Movement initiative that was started in 2011 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.
- 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.
- Upon graduating from the Bhujangi Youth Academy, BYA alums return to their home communities and continue their engagement in the Jakara Movement's community chapters (misls). Their, they begin volunteering and a local sangat keeps them connected with with positive peer role models and great volunteer (seva) opportunities. Through this they recognize their self-worth and have a nurturing environment to build strong, healthy, confident young men.
- While sometimes parents, siblings, and friends need to give that extra "push" to get the young Bhujangis to initially attend, we make sure they have an experience to remember.
- This year will be our very first virtual Bhujangi! Our commitment to helping Bhujangis learn real-life skills and confidence is stronger than ever. We have some exciting interactive workshops planned and are looking forward to meeting all the new and returning Bhujangis!