About Us

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.

We then launched the ONE/180 pledge in support of at least one day of AAPI history + culture during the school year. We also organized the Our Diverse Voices youth art showcase in support of learning about our diverse histories. We also speak out, organize art activist events and support legislative efforts.

Are you interested in starting your own AAPI Youth Rising Chapter or becoming an AAPI Youth Rising Ambassador? Email us at aapiyouthrising@gmail.com to learn more! TIME for Kids wrote about the AAPI Youth Rising Rally here. Thank you for stopping by!

Leadership Team

Mina, Founder

Anna, AYR Youth Board Member

Aashi, AYR Youth Board Member

Charlee, AYR Youth Board Member

Mila, AYR Youth Board Member

Siwoo, AYR Youth Board Member + Social Media Manager

Jaslene, AYR Website Manager

Monthly Member Highlights





Berkeley Proclamation in honor of AAPI Youth Rising

In May, 2021, the City of Berkeley awarded AAPI Youth Rising with a Proclamation acknowledging our work to better our community through youth action. Thanks to Councilmember Robinson and Councilmember Kesarwani for supporting our communities and for nominating us. Thanks to the entire City Council for this honor!

Shout out to AYR honorees: Anna Hill, Bee Norton Tsang, Mila Cavagnaro, Juno Yu, Siwoo Rhie, Charlee Trenkle, Cam-Ly Nguyen, Timothy Hamp, Shubh Doshi, Surina Pugh, Stella Chua, Aashiana Gupta, Cooper Hong and Mina Fedor.

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