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Youth Voices: Stories of the Sikh-American Experience

A project of The Kaur Foundation
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The Kaur Foundation is a national non-profit organization that partners with the country’s school systems to bring education about Sikh-Americans into K-16 classrooms through school curriculum materials.

We envision a society that promotes cultural awareness and inclusiveness for all.

We strive to bring communities together through educational initiatives that encourage dialogue and foster cultural inclusion.

Areas of Work:

1. We create resources and tools to teach about Sikhs and the Sikh-American experience in K-16 classrooms.

2. We train teachers and pre-service teachers on issues of cultural and religious diversity and supporting Sikh students. We support educators’ implementation of Kaur Foundation curriculum resources, including the use of best practices and constitutionally appropriate pedagogical approaches.

3. We partner with like-minded educational organizations, including the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and the National Council for Social Studies, to create curricular resources and engage with stakeholders across the educational landscape.


In this time of uncertainty, it is essential that mainstream students have an understanding and appreciation for other cultures. In order to help raise awareness about the Sikh-American culture, Kaur Foundation has previously developed high-quality, survey-based educational video resource known as, "The Cultural Safari".

New in 2020!

Kaur Foundation is launching a unique primary eductional resource, "Sikh Youth Voices."

Sikh Youth Voices: Stories of the Sikh-American Experience

This series of short interviews with young Sikh-Americans (ages 15-25) from across the U.S. showcases diverse perspectives across fields of work, interests, and experiences. The 10-15 minute videos will bring the authentic voices and engaging stories of these individuals to a wider audience and will be a valuable addition to classroom conversations about Sikhism and cultural and religious diversity.

These videos will be introduced at the annual conference of the National Council for Social Studies (Dec. 2020) and highlighted on the Kaur Foundation website. The full series will be available to view online and will be accompanied by additional resources to help inspire learning and reflection about the Sikh-American experiences in social studies classrooms across the United States.

The problem with our education system is that everyone is not represented. According to surveys, 54% of Sikh students in this country have experienced bullying and harassment in school. We believe a Sikh-centered unit in history curricula could drastically improve those statistics. 

Support Kaur Foundation to empower our youth.

  • 11/15/2020

    Stories of the Sikh-American Experience

    Kaur Foundation Youth Voices: Stories of the Sikh-American Experience

    This series of short interviews with young Sikh-Americans (ages 15-20) from across the U.S. showcases diverse perspectives across fields of work, interests, and experiences. The 10-15 minute videos will bring the authentic voices and engaging stories of these individuals to a wider audience and will be a valuable addition to classroom conversations about Sikhism and cultural and religious diversity.

    These videos will be introduced at the annual conference of the National Council for Social Studies (Dec 2020) and highlighted on the Kaur Foundation website. The full series will be available to view online and will be accompanied by additional resources to help inspire learning and reflection about the Sikh-American experiences in social studies classrooms across the United States.

  • 08/20/2018

    Project Update 1

    Thanks to your support in 2017, we remain committed to serving our community by bringing knowledge and understanding about Sikhs and Sikhi into America’s K-12 educational system.

    In 2017 alone we introduced over 2100 teachers to our educational material, empowering them to use it in their schools to bring knowledge and a new understanding about the Sikh community, to over 75,000 students. This has been possible because of the generous support from our enlightened donors, the strategic guidance offered by our Board of Directors, and our team of dedicated staff, interns and volunteers. Everyone has worked together tirelessly so we can be stronger each day, enabling us to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves - a safe and inclusive environment for our children.

    Below are some highlights from 2017.  

    Teachers reached through social studies conferences and religious literacy trainings in Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois and California.


      

    Partnering With School Districts and Counties Around the Country


Name Donation Date
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $250.00 November 2020
N. L. $500.00 November 2020
Anonymous $108.00 December 2019
Anonymous $108.00 December 2019
Anonymous $108.00 December 2019
Anonymous $100.00 November 2019
Anonymous $100.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
Vikram Singh $25.00 March 2019
Anonymous $108.00 December 2018
Anonymous $50.00 December 2018
Gurpreet Singh $100.00 November 2018
Gurmeet Singh $100.00 November 2018
Mandeep Gill $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Vikram Singh $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $10.00 November 2018
Anonymous $10.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
M. D. $100.00 November 2018
G. D. $200.00 July 2018
A. D. $500.00 April 2018
A. D. $1,000.00 March 2018
G. S. $500.00 December 2017
A. D. $1,000.00 December 2017
K. S. $500.00 December 2017
G. S. $51.00 December 2017
C. K. $150.00 November 2017
V. S. $60.00 November 2017
G. S. $50.00 November 2017
N. L. $200.00 November 2017
D. M. $500.00 November 2017
M. S. $500.00 November 2017
J. K. $100.00 July 2017
A. D. $250.00 February 2017
J. S. $600.00 January 2017
G. S. $501.00 December 2016
N. K. $10.00 December 2016
P. K. $100.00 December 2016
R. B. $300.00 December 2016
H. B. $100.00 November 2016
S. S. $150.00 November 2016
K. S. $50.00 November 2016
C. K. $100.00 November 2016
Z. K. $120.00 November 2016
V. S. $60.00 November 2016
V. S. $100.00 November 2016
G. S. $150.00 November 2016
A. S. $101.00 November 2016
T. P. $31.00 November 2016
J. F. $101.00 November 2016
R. B. $101.00 November 2016
R. S. $50.00 November 2016
D. M. $50.00 November 2016
M. S. $50.00 November 2016