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

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

Director of Development Search

Apex is seeking an accomplished and entrepreneurial professional to expand our development capabilities. Director of Development Job type: Full-Time Apex for Youth delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in New York City. Our mentoring and educational programs support young people from third to twelfth grade and provide them with the resources … 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

Fall 2016 Volunteer Needs

  Apex for Youth is looking for more volunteers for this coming fall semester. Help us spread the word! 25 Tutors Needed – Elementary Prep Tutor 8- to 10-year-old students in English Language Arts to help them qualify for stronger middle schools   6 Mentors Needed – MS Mentoring Mentor a middle school student to provide guidance … 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

Executive Director Quarterly Update

  Dear Friends, This summer was an exciting time for Apex for Youth. We offered two 4-week summer programs for students in our School’s Out NYC after school programs. Our We Run As One summer basketball league with the Dynasty Project had 18 teams and over 200 players participate. We offered our first ever art & … Continued

Summer League 2016 Recap

In conjunction with the Dynasty Project, we successfully hosted another season of our annual summer basketball league, We Run as One! From July 8 to August 13, we held games on Saturdays for 4th – 8th graders to play with their peers, culminating in a final tournament. Participants this year included students from our regular … 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

Apex is Hiring!

We’re growing and looking for dedicated new members to join the Apex family! Please spread the word. Operations Assistant Part-Time (25 hours per week, Mon-Fri) Apex for Youth is hiring a part-time Operations Assistant in its New York office. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Assistant is responsible for all general and administrative support … 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

Mentoring Highlight: Battery Park Community Activism

Over 50 mentors and mentees from our middle school mentoring program helped plant bottle brush shrubs in Battery Park on Saturday, April 23rd. While most parks are publicly owned by the city, Battery Park is maintained by The Battery Conservancy, privately funded since 1994 when it was established. Mentors and mentees worked hand in hand with the … Continued