Sneham is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering people of all ages. The group hosts monthly meetings, frequent networking events, and participates in community service. In the fall of 2017, Bettsy McKlaine, an Indian-American, with the help of her close friends, hosted the first Sneham meeting in her little apartment in Delaware County PA. Each invitation was special and the first meeting went so well that it has now grown into a group of strong, young adults, who truly have become a support for one another to grow spiritually, personally, and even professionally.
The original idea of Sneham was introduced in 2015 by the organization's founder, a "new American," who recognized there were so many young people facing the struggles of assimilating into the American culture, even after decades of residency. Bettsy realized that it wasn't just Indian men and women, who faced challenges of the high expectations placed by society, but all people from many different races, backgrounds, religions, and even socioeconomic status. She also realized it wasn't about culture or assimilation, but in fact, it was about the challenges of life and how there were lack of support groups to empower people to live their best life.
People face many obstacles in life and sometimes they feel that they are alone. Sneham emphasizes the message of love- loving yourself, loving others, and most of all, loving God. When hardships overcome daily life, faith is easily shaken. People are drifting away from their spirituality, but Sneham wants to help bring it back.
Sneham is also focused on service. We live in a world dominated by technology and you don't see people interacting with one another face to face. People are busy with their own lives, but one of Sneham's missions is to help you realize that you do have the power to change the world, but it starts with the local community first. Sneham is dedicated to spreading love and peace one day at a time.