AAU Summer Program

The AAU Summer Program is designed to develop the leadership potential, cultural identities, and social justice consciousness of Asian American youths, so that they can make a positive difference and effect necessary change in their communities. Youth leaders take part in hands-on workshops taught by AAU’s lead staff team on topics such as: social justice issues, Asian American history, and personal development. The program will culminate with a community impact project designed by youth participants.


AAU is always looking for youth to participate in our summer programs! To become a youth leader in the AAU summer program you must be:

  • 14 – 21 years of age and enrolled in high school (not currently matriculated into college)
  • Philadelphia residents 
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Eligible to work in the United States 
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if male and 18 years of age on, or before, August 7, 2022

If you are interested in serving the larger Asian immigrant community, please apply to our program. Check our social media feeds for the latest updates. If you any questions, please email cinthya.hioe@aaunited.org.

Applications for High School youth leaders are now available here. 

The AAU Summer Program is a proud program partner of #WorkReadyPHL.