ICC offers multi-tiered teen programming to bring teens together as a community to give back, instill a strong sense of cultural pride, and offer an immersive and experiential education that will provide a lifelong connection to India.
My Story Our Future
February 12 to 26, 2023
"Our stories don't exist in the archives. They exist in our families" -- Indra Nooyi
In partnership with the Advanced Pedagogy Curriculum Lab run by UConn's Asian and Asian American Studies Institute and Greenwich Historical Society, South Asian American middle and high school students have participated in a four-month long workshop to document, preserve, and share family oral histories of South Asian Americans in Connecticut. Their stories will lay the foundation for Connecticut's mandated K-12 AAPI curriculum and help create awareness of how South Asian Americans have contributed to the economic, cultural, social, and political development of Connecticut and the US.
With the guidance of Greenwich Historical Society, students will curate an exhibition which will be on display from February 12 to 26.
My Story, Our Future: South Asian American Youth Voices of Connecticut will open at Greenwich Historical Society on February 12 and will run February 12th-26th. A by-invitation reception with Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, and the student historians will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 12. Email email@example.com if you would like an invitation.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society
47 Strickland Road
July 21 to August 13, 2023
(Jan. 23: Teen-to-Teen Interest Meeting @ 8:30 pm)
This summer ICC will launch HeritageINDIA, an immersive, 3-week travel program to India for high school students of Indian heritage or who have a connection to India and/or have a strong desire to experience India. Students will discover India’s rich history and culture through curated visits to urban and rural sites, hands-on work with NGOs, and group discussions at three geographically and culturally diverse regions
360Plus, a leadership development organization that offers learning opportunities to students through educational travel, technology, and cross-cultural collaborations will plan and oversee all aspects of the program. Three adults trip leaders, trained and highly experienced in organizing international travel programs, will supervise students at all times
More detailed information can be found on the HeritageINDIA page.
Teen-to-Teen Interest Meeting
Teens who would like speak with two of the HeritageINDIA 2019 participants are invited to join a Zoom interest meeting on Monday, January 23 at 8:30 pm. REGISTER TO ATTEND USING THIS LINK.
To request an application email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships and Event Help
ICC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit and offers teens the opportunity to earn community service. Teens can intern at All About India, ICC's children's programming, by offering hands-on assistance to teachers and children. They can also volunteer to assist with set-up, registration, and activities at events such as HoliFest and ICC Speaker Series. At ICC's gala, they can help with decor and guest check-in. Interested teens should email email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.