8th Annual Cocktails for Charity

Thanks to everyone who came out for our annual Cocktails for Charity happy hour on Thursday, April 5! We had over 150 attendees and raised over $2,500! Special thanks to the Gilded Lily for hosting us and for the beautiful venue. Check out the photos below, and we’ll see you next year!

High School Mentoring at MoCA

  HIGH SCHOOL MENTORING AT MOCA   January was National Mentoring Month and this year, mentees and their mentors were guided through Chinese American history at the Museum of Chinese in America.  Mentees were also given a tour of the FOLD exhibit, which highlighted incredible paper sculptures made by undocumented Chinese migrants who were detained for years in NYC after … Continued

Volunteer with Apex in Brooklyn!

Exciting news! Apex is expanding our middle school mentoring program to a new Brooklyn site and we need your help. The majority of the students who attend our partner school in Bensonhurst (Brooklyn) are recent immigrants from China. They would benefit greatly from having a mentor to guide them through this transition. We’re looking for new … Continued

Thank you for attending our 9th Annual Casino Night!

The Apex Associate Board hosted our 9th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Rubin Museum of Art. More than 300 guests tested their luck at blackjack, roulette, poker and craps, as our platinum ticket holders competed in the High Roller Poker Tournament. Congratulations to Joe Solano, the big winner … Continued

Apex for Youth Inaugural Summit

Our inaugural summit on Friday, Oct. 6 was a huge success! Thank you to our guests for attending and joining us at our sessions, from the opening icebreaker activity to panel discussions. We opened up with over 50 different quote cards — all by Asian or Asian Americans — and our emcee for the evening, … Continued

Director of Operations Search

Apex is seeking an accomplished and entrepreneurial professional to support the organization’s strategic initiatives. Director of Operations Job Type: Full-time Founded in 1992, Apex for Youth delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth in New York City by recruiting volunteers to be positive role models for them. Through its mentoring and education programs for … Continued

Summer League 2017 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 12, 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

9th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night

  9th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night The Apex for Youth Associate Board invites you to our 9th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night. 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 chance to win exciting raffle prizes, all … Continued

Apex for Youth Inaugural Summit

Apex for Youth Inaugural Summit Friday, October 6, 2017 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Chelsea* Apex for Youth celebrates 25 years of providing New York City community-based programs to develop college-ready, confident and community-minded Asian American youth. With our inaugural summit, we will drive conversations integral to our community and inspire action.   “No, Mom and … Continued

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!   2 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 volunteers with prior youth or volunteer experience, and/or Mandarin … 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