AAPI Youth Rising

AAPI Youth Rising

A Youth Organization Taking Small Actions to Make a Difference

About Us

Our Mission

AAPI Youth Rising is an organization started by middle-schoolers. Our mission is to take small actions to make positive change in our communities. In March 2021, AAPI Youth Rising organized a 1,200+ person rally to bring awareness to the increase in xenophobia against Asians in America. We continue to speak out to make a difference.

Join the Movement


The ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY LESSON is a one-hour introductory lesson about the history of Asians in America. We volunteer to teach our lesson to classrooms across America. You can sign up to have AYR join your classroom or organization here. Read about our lesson at Teach for America.

Our lesson launched in May 2022 and we have already taught hundreds of students. We launched in Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Mountain View. For Fall of 2022, we are adding new states: Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Virginia, and New York.

Join as an AYR Chapter Leader or Youth Ambassador

Chapter Leaders pledge to bring our ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY Lesson to a classroom or organization. Ambassadors pledge to take part in one small action during the school year. Small actions add up to make a difference. Email us at aapiyouthrising@gmail.com 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 at least one day. Sign the pledge here!

Our Work

In March, 2021, we organized the AAPI Youth Rising Rally where we raised our voices alongside many brave youth. Then we launched the ONE/180 pledge in support of at least one day of Asian American history + culture to be taught during the school year. We also organized the Our Diverse Voices youth art showcase in support of learning about our diverse histories. For AANHPI Heritage Month 2022 AYR is proud to launch the ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY lesson campaign! We are volunteering to teach a one-hour lesson about just a few of the untold stories of Asians in America including heroes both past and present to celebrate. Read about our lesson here. Stay tuned for more as we continue to speak out and advocate for change.

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