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Every two years, YJA brings together hundreds of Jains from across the country to learn together and build long-lasting friendships. With thought-provoking speakers, engaging social events and more, we're excited to hold the 13th YJA Convention!


We are excited to announce that the 2018 YJA Convention will be held in Chicago, IL from July 5th - 8th! Chicago youth are excited to bring their peers from around the country back to where it all started - the host city of the first YJA Convention. If you're interested in being involved, click here to check out Convention Committee - the all-volunteer team that puts it all togther!


Daytime Programming

Check out the Daytime Programming from the 2016 YJA Convention for an idea of what to expect!

Social Programming

Check out the Social Events from the 2016 YJA Convention for an idea of what to expect!

Jain Networking Forum

Check out the Jain Networking Forum from the 2016 YJA Convention for an idea of what to expect!

Jainism is a philosophy that believes in self growth. Via its three jewels concept of right vision, right knowledge, and right conduct, it conveys that any individual via clarity, curiosity, and action can progress towards their ultimate goal. This ideal can be applied to not only self improvement, but also social impact. As we aim to foster change and growth for the future, the 2018 YJA Convention will focus on providing and manifesting these three jewels to help create progressive change within ourselves and our communities.

Young Jains of America is an entity of Federation of the Jain Associations in North America, a non-profit tax exempt organization (IRS Code Section 501 (c)(3)). Our mission is to be recognized nationally and internationally as an umbrella Jain youth organization for establishing a network for and among youth to share Jain heritage and religion.

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