AAPI Youth Rising

A Youth Organization Taking Small Actions to Make a Difference

About Us

Our Mission

AAPI Youth Rising is an organization composed primarily of 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.

Join the Movement

Sign the ONE/180 Pledge

TheĀ 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!

Become a Youth Ambassador or Lead a Chapter

Ambassadors and Chapter Leaders support our mission, goals and projects. We meet once a month and you can learn more about our recent actions and how to get involved. Email us at aapiyouthrising@gmail.com to sign up!

Learn More

Education is the key. Learn more about your history and the history of others. Read diverse books. Be an ally. Speak out. Check out our Resources. Are you interested in specific topics or ways to engage? Email us at aapiyouthrising@gmail.com to learn more.

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. We continue to speak out and advocate for change.