The 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.