Selena Campos – Reflection Piece

My name is Selena Campos. I am seventeen years old and I am from Redwood Valley, California. The reason I applied for this trip was I always wanted to travel. I honestly didn’t care where to; I just knew that I wanted to go. It would be my first time out of California, and I […]

Antonieta Portillo – Reflection Piece

My name is Antonieta Portillo, or to the 360+ group, I am known as Shorty. I am 17 years old, and I am from Santa fe, new Mexico. The reason I applied for the 360+ Leadership Collective is because it gave me a great opportunity to learn about another culture outside of the US. When […]

Press Release: First of It’s Kind Cultural Exchange Between American and Indian Youth

Press Release Contact: Eli Monroe eliqmonroe@gmail.com, +91 9739171813, Sridar Iyengar 415-608-5894 For Immediate Release: August 21st, 2015 First of It’s Kind Cultural Exchange Between American and Indian Youth  New York– 10 teenagers representing diverse communities around America returned today from a 3 week study and leadership trip to India. The first of its kind, The 360+ Leadership Collective, a […]

Reflections on the first 360+ Leadership Collective by Sridar Iyengar

I have just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life. For the last three weeks I, together with four other adults, have been in the company of 10 high school students from the US and traveling with them on a Study-Serve-Share tour of India. Alternating between cycles of excitement, exasperation and exhaustion […]

Day 3: Akshardham

Day 3 takes us to Akshardham, a Swaminarayan temple in Delhi, India. Swaminarayan’s follow a sect of Swaminarayan Hinduism, a form of Vaishnavism (or Vishnu worship). Akshardham is set on a 100 acre campus and serves as an education center and temple for India’s Vishnu worshippers and other guests. Our visit took place on a […]

Day 2: Gurdwara/Service

Monday, our second full day in Delhi, was a day for visiting sacred spaces. We spent some time in the morning preparing for our visits by talking about our own sacred spaces, and then we went to two of the great places of worship in Delhi–the Gurudwara, a Sikh Temple, and the Jama Masjid, the […]

Kadeejisha Walton

Name: Kadeejisha Walton Hometown: Chicago IL School: Chicago Military Academy-Bronzeville Favorite Book: letters to a young brother Favorite Color: Blue Give one random fact about you?: I am a fun outgoing outspoken person If you were a fruit, what would it be?: If I was a fruit I would be a kiwi What do you think will be surprising about India?: What I think […]

Ariana Roberts

Name: Arianna Roberts Hometown: Alexandria Louisiana but I moved to Jacksonville Florida when I was 6 years of age. School: Bridge to Success High School What is your favorite book?: I know it may be cliche but it’s the Bible :) Give one random fact about you?: I do hair really well and I’m creative. In […]

Leonor Garcia

Name: Leo Garcia Hometown: Chicago What is your favorite book?: Finders keepers by Fern Michaels Give one random fact about you?: I am seventeen In class what kind character are you;? The serious one If you were a fruit, what would it be?: A Strawberry What do you think will be surprising about India?: The food and area What has […]