July 26-28, 2023

Where: In-person at 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603
Deadline to register: Sunday, July 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Join us on July 26-28, 2023, for our annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)! This program is for Highschool Asian American youth between the ages of 14-18 to deepen leadership and advocacy skills through educational workshops, professional development discussions, and activities to build capacity for social change. 

This year’s theme is Common Roots, staying grounded in who we are, nurturing our present selves, and guiding our ability to become future leaders. YLI is aimed to help young leaders reflect on current and past social issues while equipping them with the tools and resources to make bold sustainable changes.

If you have any questions, please contact our Youth Team at youth@ncaatogether.org.
*note: you do not have to currently be enrolled in high school to attend, but must be of high school age 14-18


Participants will attend educational and interactive workshops and learn from elected officials and community leaders through panels and small group discussions. While connecting with like-minded students, participants will gain new skills for college and beyond and learn about ways to get involved with their community and with NCAAT and its partner nonprofits.

Here are some examples of past YLI program schedules:

YLI 2018: Visible not Divisible

YLI 2021: Bending Towards Justice – Mastering the Elements of Change

YLI 2022: Rising Phoenix – Finding Light in Darkness

This program is for high-school-aged young people ages 14-18.
*note* you do not have to currently be enrolled in high school to attend, but must be of high school age 14-18

Have additional questions? Interested in hosting a workshop at YLI?
Email youth@ncaatogether.org

Sample Schedule

Youth Leadership Institute Highlights

Meet local and state leaders like State Senator Jay Chaudhuri and learn about various paths to leadership.

Experience interactive workshops to learn about what it takes to be leaders in our communities.