Dear CYI Family and Friends,
This year presented great challenges to our communities. Yet, we have seen glimpses of hope. Summer Leadership Institute welcomed a class of the next generation of activists. CBD Youth Conference introduced more than 180 high school students to the possibilities of collective action. As our youth reimagines community organizing, activism, and civic engagement in this age, CYI believes it is our responsibility to reimagine how we can support their work.
On the week of 2020’s #GivingTuesday, CYI is revisiting how we have evolved over the years and how we can reimagine youth activism for the next generation of leaders. Stipends. Professional development. Mentorships. Digital spaces to launch new initiatives. With a new cohort of Board Members, we are working harder than ever with our youth staff to understand their needs to continue the work in Chinatown, on campus, at home, and amongst their peers. We just need a little bit of help from you on this #GivingTuesday.
With $2020, we can support our college and high school youth staff and young professional advisors. Your contribution of $200, $50, or even $20 goes directly into our #SummerStipendFund to help us recognize the emotional and personal commitment in educating and empowering Asian American youth.
You can donate to the #CYIReimagined campaign on Venmo (@cyinyc). And follow us on Instagram (@cyinyc), Twitter (@cyinyc), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cyinyc/) as we look back on how CYI has transformed and will continue to reimagine itself for decades to come!