July 22-24, 2024

Where: In-person at 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603
Deadline to register: Monday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Join us on July 22-24, 2024, for our annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)! This program is for high school-aged youth between the ages of 14-18 who identify as Asian American to build leadership and advocacy capacity, participate in educational workshops, and build professional development and activist skills.

This year’s YLI will be focused on community building and youth power, which aims to help young leaders reflect on both current and past social issues and equip them with the tools for social change. Attendees will deepen their understanding of Asian American identity, history, issues, and community organizing through workshops, discussions, panels, and interactive activities. In the past, we’ve had keynote guest speakers like NC House District 21 Representative Ya Liu come and talk to our youth. All breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided for all three days.

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.