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CURRENT YOUTH PROGRAMS

Summer Leadership Program

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AAU is seeking High School and College Interns for our Education for Liberation Program!

Work for Asian Americans United (AAU) this summer in our Education for Liberation program. The AAU Summer Program is a seven-week leadership program for high school youth and a four-week camp program for children (grades 2-9).  A week and a half of intensive training prepares youth staff to run the program for children.

Program will include: teambuilding, leadership development, discussion of identity and history, and more!

AAU High School Leader Application 2018 (PDF)

AAU College Job Description 2018 (PDF)

Our Vision
The AAU Summer Program is a youth leadership program and a summer school for children. By training high school and college students to be teachers and mentors to children in their community, we simultaneously:

  • serve an unmet community need for affordable summer enrichment programs;
  • provide positive role models for children;
  • enhance children’s learning with a multicultural literacy-based interactive curriculum, project-based learning, and caring tutors and mentors;
  • create the opportunity for youth to make real world contributions to their communities;
  • bridge generations, and
  • develop their academic, leadership, and personal skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

Contact: Teresa Engst, Youth Program Coordinator: teresa.engst@aaunited.org

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Chinese Youth Organizing Project (CYOP) 华人青少年组织会

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Work For Asian Americans United’s CYOP Program!! 与亚裔联合会的华人青少年组织会一起工作!

AAU is now accepting applications for the CYOP Summer Program. AAU will hire a total of 25 high school students for the six week program. Students will attend workshops, develop leadership skills, develop interviewing skills, and take part in community engagement. The program will be run in Mandarin Chinese. If you or someone you know is passionate about and dedicated to community engagement – apply now!

CYOP Summer Program Application 2018 (PDF)

Our Vision
Since 2010, AAU has started working with a group of underserved Chinese immigrant youth on different issues they face. These youth have named their group “Chinese Youth Organizing Project” (CYOP). Throughout the school year, the youth meet every Friday for two hours to address some of the problems they see everyday: school violence, low school attendance, low high school graduation rate, language barrier (English as second language), low exposure to artistic and recreational activities, limited or no knowledge of the college application process, social oppression, etc.

AAU’s youth programs develop youth to become individually, socially, and politically aware,  exercise their voice and participate in active struggles for justice. Through this work, we create leaders who sustain, fight for, and give back to our communities. This past summer, 26 youth leaders interviewed over 120 community members about the biggest issues they faced and presented their findings in an open forum.

Contact: Wei Chen, Bilingual Youth Organizer: wei.chen@aaunited.org

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