Youth Activites

The Youth Activities program is for ages 13-20. Our mission is to engage and develop young Jains through lessons on Dharma, leadership, and professionalism, and connecting the youth across the globe to create and implement a strong young Jains network. We hope to achieve this mission through our experiential daytime sessions and unforgettable nighttime events!


Intro to Youth Committee Chairpersons

Dharmi Shah:

Dharmi Shah is a fourth-year pharmacy student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and originally from Dothan, Alabama. She enjoys being a foodie, practicing yoga, hanging out with her friends, and lounging in various coffee shops. She has been involved with Young Jains of America by serving as a Local Representative for a few years, Director of Events (2016-2017), and as one of the Executive Board Co-Chairs (2017-2018). She is very excited to be part of the 2019 JAINA Convention Board and to organize eventful youth activities and sessions for this Convention!

Puja Savla:

Puja Savla is currently a Biology and Chemistry teacher at El Camino Charter High School. She is an avid LA sports fan. She spends time with family and friends, and enjoys playing board games and taking bike rides down the Pacific Coast. She also spends time relaxing by drawing, painting, and decorating her bullet journal. She is also been vegan for over 5 years and loves trying new vegan restaurants in LA and when travelling. She has been an active part of her local Jain Community as a past pathshala teacher at Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) and in the National Jain Community as the West Regional Coordinator (2014-2015) and one of the Executive Board Co-Chairs (2015-2016) for the 2016 Young Jains of America (YJA) convention in LA.


More information on daytime sessions and nighttime events to come soon!

Please reach out to youth@jaina.org if you have any questions.

Restaurant Reservations plugin required.