Dilroop Kaur - 2011 LDP Participant

“This program provided me the most inspiring and valuable weekend of my life. I have developed insights which I will take throughout my life”

Jaywin Singh - 2011 LDP Participant

“I came with an open mind and left completely inspired. Most importantly though, I have 16 other young leaders who I can call family”

Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a transformational program that empowers Sikh American youth to become effective leaders committed to exploring and realizing both their personal potential and that of the Sikh American community. Applications for the 2017 #LDP6 cohort are now closed.

Since its founding in 2010, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) has recruited five cohorts of young Sikhs from all over the country. This two-part program inspires, trains, and supports a diverse, motivated, and entrepreneurial group of young Sikh leaders as they prepare for a lifetime of community engagement and leadership.

SikhLEADers have gone on to build power and expertise. Our alumni are graduate students at top universities, hold elected positions on their college campuses, have become daring creative minds who sing on American Idol and travel the country to tell the stories of Sikhs in America via Sikh Monologues.

We want you to apply if you are looking to connect with Sikhs of your age who are ambitious and innovative; young people who can understand and articulate the issues we face; young leaders who are willing to accept the responsibility of participating in the work necessary to become more effective changemakers.