2017 SGV JACL SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Applications are now available at the ESGVJCC office and will be due Friday, April 14, 2017 at 5PM.
Open to Family Members of the ESGVJCC or SGV JACL
Maximum Awards for 2017 may be up to $1,000
The undergraduate scholarships will be awarded based on a composite score:
Letters of Recommendation
The Upper Division/Graduate Scholarship will be awarded based on a composite score:
Letters of Recommendation
Camp Chibikko is a fun weeklong day camp for kids ages 5-14 years old. The goal is to introduce campers to the Japanese American culture through hands-on activities, games, and other experiences so that they can become aware of the importance of the traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation.
We are now adding a new Junior High School component which will teach our campers digital story telling as well as improve leadership skills by providing them opportunities to be junior camp counselors.
Week 1: July 10 - July 14, 2017 | 9am-5pm
Week 2: July 17 - July 21, 2017 | 9am-5pm
Early registration ends May 5, 2017
All applications must be submitted by June 9, 2017
Week 1 & 2: $200 per camper - sibling discount ($180)
Late registration from May 5, 2017 - $275 per camper
**Special Rate for Both Weeks: $370 per camper
Sibling discount for both weeks is $330. If registering for more than 2 siblings, please contact the ESGVJCC Office.
Children (Jr. High 6th-8th)
Week 1 & 2: $175 per camper - sibling discount ($150)
Late registration from May 5, 2017 - $250 per camper
Registration includes T-shirt, daily lunch and snacks, field trip & materials
Registration packets are available in the ESGVJCC office, Gakuen office, or click the link below. Call (626) 960-2566 or
CAMP CHIBIKKO COUNSELORS
Camp Chibikko is now accepting applications for Camp Counselors! We will be accepting college students and high school students to be in charge of facilitating/supervising many of the activities; such as crafts, games, lessons, skits, and lunches. Lunch will also be provided to counselors everyday.
It is a fun-filled week where you can play an active role in helping to educate and engage the students in fun and interesting ways through this cultural and recreational week-long camp.
Application deadline is May 5, 2017.
Camp Chibikko counselor applications are now available!
The ESGVJCC Nikkei Youth Organization (NYO) was established in 2009 as a youth-led organization to provide cultural and social activities for the youth in the community.
Through NYO high school students are given the opportunity to become more involved in the community and gain valuable hands-on leadership skills. NYO members will have the opportunity to lead the organization, gain valuable skills in event planning as well as community service experience.
In previous years, NYO has hosted several cultural workshops, sporting events, and provided community service hours. For example, NYO has previously hosted events such as: taiko workshops, cooking classes, sushi making workshop, a basketball tournament, and a tour of Little Tokyo including the Japanese American National Museum.
The ESGVJCC believes in the importance of developing young leaders in the community and NYO exemplifies the potential impact youth can have on the entire organization.
Monthly Events / Meetings
Membership Fee: $10
TRAVEL TO JAPAN: August 2-10
The Student Exchange Program was created to provide a cultural exchange for students in both Japan and the United States. It is different from a normal visit to Japan because students stay with a host family and are fully emerged into the culture. While in Japan, students will visit several historic sites, have cultural classes, visit a junior high school, and much more.
The cost for the 2016 Student Exchange Program is $2,000 which includes airfare, transportation, housing, food, and activities.
For questions, contact the ESGVJCC office (626) 960-2566.
Next Information Meeting: 1:00pm on Saturday, February 20th at the ESGVJCC: Dining Room
Open to all interested students and families that would like to learn more about the Student Exchange Program
Student Exchange Program Application Due: Monday, February 29, 2016
Check out the Student Exchange Promotional Video!
Other Youth Programs