Volunteer Field Day 2017

Thank you to all our volunteers who came out to our third annual Volunteer Field Day on Sunday, July 16! Back at Central Park in our usual field north of Sheep’s Meadow, we brought back the staples like dizzy bat, the water balloon toss, wheelbarrow, balloon waddle and tug of war, but also added new … Continued

Volunteer Needs for Upcoming School Year

  Apex for Youth is looking for more volunteers for the upcoming school year and/or semester. Help us spread the word!   17 Male Mentors Needed – Middle School Mentoring Mentor a middle school student to provide guidance and introduce him to new experiences twice a month on Saturday afternoons (seeking 8 male mentors who speak conversational Mandarin and 10 … Continued

Hiring: Development & Marketing Intern

Development & Marketing Intern Job type: Part-time Paid Internship JOB SUMMARY The intern will work closely with the Director of Development and the Director of Strategic Partnerships to increase and diversify funding streams from corporate, individual and foundation donors. This internship will be a hands-on, immersive experience, and, based on the intern’s skill sets, could … Continued

Elementary After School at P.S. 184 Shuang Wen

Register for the 2017-2018 School Year Due to demand, registration for 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade is closed.                                   Apex for Youth’s mission is to enable students to build confidence, achieve academically and become community minded individuals. For 25 … Continued

Krista Marie Yu and Jessica Cox Speak at After School

Apex students were very fortunate to have two special visitors this past April: Krista Marie Yu of ABC’s Dr. Ken and motivational speaker Jessica Cox, who spoke to our after school students at P.S. 184 Shuang Wen. Krista Marie Yu stars in the ABC drama Dr. Ken, playing star Ken Jeong’s daughter, Molly. Krista was … Continued

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

Volunteer Needs – Spring 2017

  Apex for Youth is looking for more volunteers for this coming spring semester. Help spread the word! 5 Mentors Needed – Elementary Mentoring Mentor elementary students in a group setting to provide guidance on Saturdays   Sessions take place on Saturdays in downtown Manhattan.  10 Mentors Needed – After School Mentor 5 middle school students once a … 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

Volunteer for Our Holiday Party

Volunteer for our annual holiday party! 10:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, December 17 Manhattan Get a group of 5 friends or colleagues and come volunteer! Help bring elementary school students through various activity stations like card making, bean bag toss and pop a shot; man a station; or help serve lunch! Santa may also … Continued

Holiday Giving Campaign 2016

In the past year, immigration has been discussed so frequently and flippantly, it has become almost impersonal. But for many of our youth, this issue holds deep personal meaning and impacts their everyday lives. One of our mentees grew up in a small cramped apartment in Chinatown, with his dad waiting tables and his mom … Continued

Mini Olympics with Ogilvy!

The Apex for Youth After School Program hosted a Mini Olympics for its students in November. After school teachers and Ogilvy volunteers made our inaugural Mini Olympics at the Corpus Christi School a major success–thank you! A total of 33 students participated in three fun competitive competitions: the Three Legged Race, the Table Tennis tournament and the … Continued