ਖ਼ੈਰ - Khair
High school youth in the Central Valley are at great risk for addiction due to chronic and intergenerational trauma of substance abuse within their families. We recognize chronic and intergenerational trauma of alcoholism and addiction within families and seek to reduce stigma.
Why does this issue persist? Lack of availability/access to intervention programs (especially based on gender), cultural and social norms around substance abuse, lack of knowledge on severity, mental illness (depression and anxiety).
The Jakara Movement Health and Wellness Intern will build relationships with participating students in the Khair program and lead their campus and community in a year-long commitment over a three-year program. The program is a leadership program for high school students, largely Punjabi and LatinX, in various regions in the Central Valley and Bay Area. The program will incorporate research, leadership training and development, and policy goals and advancement.
Apply HERE to be a Khair intern for the 2022-2023 school year!