Uniting Youth to Effect Change

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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We Are Advocates

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 take part in positive change in local communities

activating Asian American political involvement and interest

Networking & Partnerships

We believe that we are stronger together — members of YALA have access to the support of a nationwide network of passionate, young change-makers. Find your local chapter here.

In addition, YALA is forging partnerships with local organizations to be able to provide internships and other formative experiences for young leaders. Organizations interested in collaborating with us should visit the Sponsors page.