Empowering Young Asian Americans

YP4 Fellow Arthur Chan felt there was a large discrepancy between different ethnic groups (within the Asian or Asian-American label) as well as a lack of unity. To address these needs within his community, Arthur used his Blueprint for Social Justice to create a leadership seminar called “Empowering Young Asian-Americans.” The seminar was designed and presented to Asian-American high school students in the D.C. Area. Arthur focused on civic engagement training as well as attempting to convey the necessary skills (public speaking, networking, etc.) for these youth to advocate for Asian-American issues in their community. Arthur hopes to partner with area high schools to continue presenting the seminar in future years.