The first Asian Pacific American Youth Summit (2022 APAYS), covering the theme: Engage, Inspire, and Empower, was held both in-person at Las Vegas and virtual on November 23 and 24, 2022. Over a thousand people virtual watched this free Conference.
The opening remarks by the chair of the The 2022 APAYS Jessica Wu thanks everyone for coming. Rep. Sherman, Carl Sr. gave a welcome speech. The Session Chairs are Serene Luo, Crystal Luong, Shivalika Vig, Hei man Cheung and Arielle Li. The meeting organized by the Asian Cultural and Educational Society (ACAESUSA) and the ACAESUSA Youth Council Leadership Team. The summit aimed to create a community platform for AAPI youths to interact with each other, to work together, and to learn from each other to build their trust and confidence.
At the conference, a variety of culture topics selected by the Youth Council Leadership Team and current challenges faced by the Asian Pacific Islander youth communities were discussed and presented. Those topics and challenges include mental health, gender differences, traditional American culture, Asian culture, economic development, and challenges on choosing career options for the future, among others.
The participating youths heard a variety of speeches on business, computers, and healthcare systems given by invited professors and scholars, including stories from some successful entrepreneurs. Like Ellen & Brian, Jingling Li..."We truly appreciate speakers like you who are willing to give their time and talents to enrich the lives of our young people." by the chair of the APAYS 2022 Jessica Wu.
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