NCAAT High School Youth Network

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT)’s Youth Network aims to provide a space for young people ages 14 and up to have a dialogue about Asian American identity, leadership development, career and college skill building, community organizing, and civic engagement.


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Leadership — NCAAT’s youth leadership pipeline will empower students and young people in the triangle area to become the next generation of leaders through developing hard and soft skills for personal and professional development and connecting them to NCAAT’s expansive professional network.

Engagement — An integral piece of NCAAT’s youth work is to engage young people in their own communities through service and hands-on involvement as well as encouraging all levels of political participation and civic engagement. By encouraging critical thinking and problem solving, youth will have the opportunity to be engaged in all levels of NCAAT’s work.

Action — Beyond passing on the skills and resources for young people to become leaders, NCAAT’s youth program encourages youth to use their newly gained skills to advocate and organize themselves and their communities by creating their own campaigns and projects. This will empower NCAAT youth to put their knowledge and skills into action for social change.


  • Young people who are excited about growing their network, better understanding themselves and others as well as developing leadership, advocacy and community organizing skills


  • An opportunity for young people who identify as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) to connect in the Triangle area and build community
  • Service hours and leadership positions through various projects and campaigns
  • Meetings, workshops, conferences and various opportunities for education, leadership development as well as college and career skill building (including taking part in our summer Youth Leadership Institute)
  • Gain exposure to nonprofit organization structure as well as NCAAT staff and resources
  • Access NCAAT opportunities such as paid canvasser positions, internships, fellowships and more!

What we have done and upcoming projects

  • Youth Leadership Institute 
  • Film screenings and panels
  • Educational workshops on Asian American identity and history
  • Voter registration in Wake, Durham, Orange, Guilford and Catawba counties
  • Get-out-the-vote canvassing and phone banking
  • Election protection and candidate forums
  • Party at the polls
  • Opportunities for service hours
  • Opportunities for paid canvassing, fellowships and internships

Involvement opportunities

  • Sign up for the Youth Network newsletter
  • Youth Network Volunteer
  • Youth Network Member
  • Youth Network Ambassador
  • Paid Canvasser
  • Intern
  • Fellow
  • Opportunities to represent NCAAT at your own school
  • …And more!

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