APIA Summit: Uniting Asian Pacific Islander American Students for Advocacy

In May, YES Prep hosted its second annual APIA (Asian Pacific Islander American) Summit, which drew students from across the YES Prep system. Andrew Lo and Monica Lee, of OCA-National, a non-profit that supports APIA communities, partnered with YES Prep to deliver their Youth Advocate program. Throughout the day, students built relationships, learned about important political and social events in APIA history, and practiced advocacy and communication skills.

“I really enjoyed the summit,” said West senior, Nhi Trinh. “While it was smaller this year, I felt that I was able to talk more to a lot of people there. Additionally, I really liked the topics and activities.”

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