AAPI Youth Rising

AAPI Youth Rising

A Youth Organization Taking Small Actions to Make a Difference

About Us

Our Mission

AAPI Youth Rising believes in fighting for inclusive education, promoting safer and healthier communities, and uniting against hate of all forms through civic engagement, coalition building and raising our youth voices. We have over 100 Chapter Leaders in 25+ states and counting.

We came together as AAPI Youth Rising when we organized the AAPI Youth Rising Rally in 2021 after speaking out at a middle school assembly in 2020.

Join the Movement


The ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY LESSON is our lesson about the untold stories of Asians in America. Stream our lesson here. We volunteer to teach our lesson to classrooms across America. Read about our lesson at Teach for America. You can sign up here for a teach-in.

The ONE/180 pledge asks our schools and teachers to teach at least one day of Asian American history and culture during the school year. Out of the 180 instructional days that we receive, we’re asking for just one day. Sign the pledge here.

Join as an AYR Chapter Leader

Chapter Leaders can take one small action to make a difference. You can teach: pledge to bring our ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY Lesson to a classroom or organization. You can create art or write through our Creative Corner. You can help us legislate change through our Action Corner. Email us at info@aapiyouthrising.org or find more information here.

United against Hate-Fueled Violence

We can all be Uniters. We speak out against hate of all forms. After being recognized at the United We Stand Summit held at the White House, we partnered with the California Civil Rights Department on the launch of the California vs. Hate campaign, the California Commission on the State of Hate, and Dignity.us, an initiative led by four presidential centers.

We launch the national Uniters re-convening in April 2024. Interested in being a part of our national launch and collaborating with us? We’re seeking youth who want to make a difference one day at a time. Email us.

Our Work

One Day of AAPI History Lesson by the AAPI Youth Rising Team. Videographer: Ralph Gamboa. Editor + Graphics: Olivia Chang #AAPIYouthRising

We believe in a world without hate. We believe in small actions. We write, create and make art. We speak out about the importance of uniting our youth communities.

For AAPNHPI Heritage Month 2023, we’re excited to launch our ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY VIDEO!

Are you interested in bringing a short 20-minute history lesson about Asians in American to your classrooms and organizations? Contact info@aapiyouthrising.org.

Asia Game Changer West Awards 2023 Opening: AAPI Youth Rising with Russell Jeung

Our Impact

100 Chapter Leaders in 25 states and counting

AAPI Youth Rising is proud of our 100 Chapter Leaders. We represent 25 states and counting. Join us! We’re making a difference one student, one lesson, one day at a time.

Thousands of school districts

Our ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY lesson campaign will reach 54,000 districts, schools, and out-of-school sites through a partnership with Alliance for a Healthier Generation in 2023.

International reach

We have reached many. We thank all of you for believing in us, for sharing our message and most of all for listening. “1.3 billion impressions generated for the American Girl partnership in 2022.”