Youth LEAD Program

ICA Youth “LEAD” Program is a new Summer Program for Students.

  • "Begin an exciting journey of growth and discovery! Join us for an international trip that promises not just adventure, but a profound opportunity to cultivate crucial life skills. From community engagement and social work to fostering team spirit and honing leadership qualities, this trip is designed to empower you with invaluable experiences. Expand your horizons, make a difference, and forge connections that transcend borders. Get ready to be part of this transformative experience."
    - Manju Mishra, Youth Team Lead
  • "High school students from the U.S. will get an eye-opening three-week experience while working at the ground level with the tribal adults and tribal school children to understand the complexities of health, education, and social issues facing the Hemalkasa community. They will observe how dedicated volunteers spend their life in service to the community in a display of how small efforts by everyone bring a higher sense of altruism in this materialistic world. We hope that students return impressed with all they learn and with an understanding of how some communities in India overcome adversity.”
    - Govind Desale, Team Member
  • “Watching the tribals of the area residing in close proximity and living like wild animals, besides being exploited by corrupt government officials, Dr. Prakash Amte and Dr. Mandakin Amte decided that empowering them was their life’s calling, do not miss the opportunity to be part of this Life changing Experience.”
    - Manisha Puranik, Team Member
Join ICA's Youth Lead Program in 2024

The Youth “LEAD” (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Action, Development) program under ICA’s umbrella is an initiative started in 2020 but with COVID was launched successfully for the first time in 2022. The program will be a summer opportunity for 2-3 weeks for High School Students and College Undergraduate students.

It will provide a platform to participate at an NGO (Non Governmental Organization)  in India that is a Project partner of ICA, with a completely mapped out daily agenda. The students will have a total experience in terms of culture, interactions, environment and much more.

  • Please CLICK HERE for more details on the program.
  • The opportunity is amazing to get insights into how NGOs operate and to give back to community and the world throughout our lives.
  • Please visit our TESTIMONIALS tab for some personal thoughts and experiences.
  • Check out the FAQs and GALLERY buttons for more information. These will be updated as often as necessary.
  • Please see the details on financing and expenses for this program at the COST tab.
  • To get details on application forms and timeline please check out APPLY.

ICA has previously participated with "INSPIRE" in a summer youth program.
Check out here to see some details of that program.

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