Who We Are

Young Asian Leaders of America is a nationally-based initiative, by and for youth, founded to cultivate the next generation of American leaders and advocates for the Asian American community.

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YALA was formed to advocate for the following issues affecting Asian American communities through content, community action, and partnership with local organizations:

  • Promoting accurate and fair representation of Asian Americans in film and media.
  • Encouraging youth leadership to initiate positive change in local communities.
  • Activating Asian American political involvement and interest.

Potential: An Intro to YALA

Project SPARK

Clubs are here! Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Young Asian Leaders of America will reveal Project SPARK, establishing YALA Pilot Clubs in six cities around the country. Find the nearest one here!