Geek Girl Rising at Google

On May 25th, 2017, Apex mentors and mentees were invited to Google NYC’s Geek Girl Rising – Closing the Gender Gap in Tech event, hosted by Google. The event addressed the question: How are women forging a new path in the tech world and making their mark? As an Apex mentee who is passionate in computer science … Continued

Ringing the NYSE Closing Bell

After ringing the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell last year, we were invited back to the New York Stock Exchange to ring the Closing Bell this year, celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Since the Closing Bell Ceremony is in the afternoon, we were able to bring our students this time! Please see below for some … Continued

Feature: 2017 Gala Student Speaker

Meet our 2017 25th Anniversary Gala student speaker! Apex mentee Alexis Zhao, a current high school senior, spoke to nearly 800 guests at our gala on April 26. She shared her story and her experience with Apex. Alexis recently received a full ride to Franklin & Marshall through the Posse Foundation, nominated by Apex staff. … Continued

25th Anniversary Gala A Huge Success!

Thank you to the almost 800 guests who attended the 25th anniversary Gala and helped raise more than $1.3 million, both all-time highs for Apex for Youth! Your support literally changes the lives of this city’s underserved Asian youth. We hope you were able to see how much you mean to Apex kids, and on behalf of the students, mentors … Continued

Celebrating 25 Years With Special Honoree Connie Chung

Apex for Youth Annual Gala Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Special Honoree Connie Chung   New York, NY (March 17, 2017) — This Spring, Apex for Youth celebrates 25 years of providing NYC community-based programs to help develop college-ready, confident and community-minded Asian American youth. Through its mentoring and educational programs for students from 1st to 12th … Continued

Snow Tubing

On the first Saturday of March, Apex mentors and mentees gathered together at P.S 1 in Chinatown for a pizza lunch before taking the bus to our snow tubing event, located at Mount Peter in Warwick, NY. When we arrived at the site, everybody felt the extreme coldness on top of the mountain compared to the … Continued

Apex Panel: Asian American Trailblazers

On Tuesday, February 28, Apex for Youth and Deloitte hosted Charting New Paths: A Conversation with Asian American Trailblazers, a panel discussion with four inspiring entrepreneurs who have been at the forefront of their industries, blazing new paths. Moderated by longtime Apex mentor Nin-Hai Tseng, Senior Editor at Fortune, the discussion covered topics such as … Continued

Google’s “Be the Bridge” with apl.de.ap

Google’s Corporate Engineering Women’s group, Filipino Googler Network and Asian Googler Network hosted “Be the Bridge” for their 18th anniversary in October, in partnership with Apex for Youth and Peace Jam. “Be the Bridge” is a program to inspire youth and help equip them for the challenges and opportunities that may come in their future. … Continued

Going Outdoors

For our mentees, being a part of Apex means getting to try new things they may not otherwise have the opportunity for–like going outdoors. Every year, we take them to various spots in New York and the surrounding areas for activities like hiking, ice skating, ropes courses and snow tubing. These activities not only give … Continued

Versace x Apex

Saturday,  February 4 – Sunday, February 5 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Versace 647 Fifth Avenue In partnership with Apex for Youth, Versace invites you to celebrate the Chinese New Year at their Fifth Avenue flagship store. All guests will receive 10% off purchases, and Versace will donate 10% of sales to benefit Apex for Youth. … Continued

Holiday Party 2016

On December 17, 2016, Apex for Youth celebrated the end of the year by hosting its annual youth Holiday Party at P.S. 1 and at LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park in Brooklyn! Early in the morning, our volunteers, mentors and high school mentees transformed the cafeteria with wall decor and set up activity stations for our elementary school … Continued

Thank you for attending our 8th Annual Casino Night!

We hosted our 8th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night on Saturday, November 12, at the Rubin Museum of Art for A Night at the Museum! Guests tested their luck at exhilarating casino games and our High Roller Poker Tournament, all while enjoying an open bar with light hors d’oeuvres! With a portion of the museum galleries … Continued

Opening Day 2016

We kicked off the new school year for our Mentoring Program with our annual Opening Day, where many of our mentees and mentors from the Middle School Mentoring Program (MSMP) and High School Mentoring Program (HSMP) met for the first time. This year, we celebrated Opening day at Fink’s Country Farm in Long Island; because … Continued

8th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night

8th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night  The Apex for Youth Associate Board invites you to our 8th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night: A Night at the Museum. Get decked out and join us for our largest event yet! Try your luck at exhilarating casino games or our High Roller Poker Tournament with a … Continued

Summer League Alumni Give Back

Our annual We Run as One summer basketball league this year saw alumni returning to help out! Currently in high school, these volunteers formerly participated in our league as team members from ISS Flightz, an Immigrant Social Services evening basketball program here in our local Chinatown community. They helped keep score, time and coach our Summer League … Continued

Career Day at Pentagram

On Friday August 12, 2016, Apex for Youth mentees attended a morning Career Day session at Pentagram, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. Pentagram is a company that designs and produces some of the world’s most well known brand logos (view their iconic projects here), and the company also created Apex for Youth’s new logo two … Continued

Alumni Career Panel at Refinery 29

On June 30, 2016, Apex for Youth hosted a career panel for former mentees with speakers from a wide range of industries including finance, journalism/fashion, technology, hotel/restaurant management and healthcare at Refinery29, located on 225 Broadway. Jian Dong, MD (Mt. Sinai Residence Physician and Graduate of NYU Medical School), John Zhang (Software Engineer – Google), … Continued

Closing Day 2016

Closing Day signifies the end of our mentoring program for the year, and is also the time of year when we officially bid adieu to our graduating seniors. This June, we brought more than 120 mentors, mentees and volunteers from both our Manhattan and Queens mentoring programs up to Nyack College in Nyack, NY to … Continued

Overnight College Tour 2016

From April 26 through 27, we took our mentees on our first overnight college tour through schools in Pennsylvania. Special thanks to staffer Jessica for applying for the grant and taking the mentees on her own! Read on below for a recap from one of the mentees who went on the trip. I came in … Continued

Volunteer Appreciation + Senior Graduation Dinner 2016

We held our annual Volunteer Appreciation and Senior Graduation Dinner on Wednesday, June 8, to thank our volunteers for their dedication and service to our programs and youth, as well as bid adieu to our seniors. Last year marked our first year at Golden Unicorn; this year, we were able to have the entire floor … Continued