AAPI Youth Rising

AAPI Youth Rising

A Youth Organization Taking Small Actions to Make a Difference

About Us

Our Mission

We came together as AAPI Youth Rising when we organized the AAPI Youth Rising Rally in 2021. We now have over 80 Chapter Leaders in nearly 20 states and counting. We believe in fighting for inclusive education, promoting safer and healthier communities, civic engagement, coalition building and raising our youth voices.

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! Share it with your classrooms! Sign up here for a teach-in by the AYR team. We volunteer to teach our lesson to classrooms across America. Read about our lesson at Teach for America.

Join as an AYR Chapter Leader

Chapter Leaders pledge to bring our ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY Lesson to a classroom or organization. You can make a difference, one student at a time. Email us at info@aapiyouthrising.org or find more information here!

Sign the ONE/180 Pledge

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!

Our Work

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

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? Stream it now! Interested in a live in-person teach-in? Fill out this form or contact info@aapiyouthrising.org. We’d like to hear your feedback. Please fill this quick survey and let us know your thoughts.

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.”