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Apex for Youth delivers possibilities to youth from underserved Asian and immigrant communities in New York City. We recruit working professionals to volunteer and be positive role models who help youth become confident, college-ready young adults who give back to the community. Through mentoring and educational programs that help students from first to twelth grade, volunteers inspire our kids to broaden their horizons and see what is possible for their lives.
Many Asian youth in New York City come from struggling immigrant families. Their parents often work seven days a week, do not have time to spend with them at home, did not attend college, and do not know how to navigate the American education system. Language barriers and racial issues often affect their confidence in school socially and academically. Statistically, Asian children are the most bullied ethic group around the country and in New York City one in three will not graduate high school on-time or at all. With limited exposure outside their neighborhood, these children have difficulty imagining what is possible for their future.
Apex for Youth delivers possibility to youth from underserved Asian communities in New York City. We recruit professionals to volunteer to be positive role models for these youth. Through mentoring, education, and athletic programs, our volunteers guide and inspire our youth to overcome the many challenges they face. In our 20 years, thousands of volunteers have served thousand of youth, many returning to volunteer themselves.
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