The Korean American Youth Foundation was established 25 years ago with a single focus in developing our youths so they may have a voice and make an impact in their communities.


We believe great leaders have a deep sense of purpose, and a worldview that sees and feels the world differently. We want to cultivate leaders who are daring enough to have big dreams, and the passion and skills to execute their vision. Through our youth program we are dedicated to helping our youths understand themselves and the world better and what it takes to make a lasting impact for others.



We exist to empower our youths to become socially responsible leaders who make a positive impact in their communities.



Our programs focus on our youths developing meaningful relationships with resourceful people, connecting with the broader systems outside themselves, and finding their unique purpose to contribute to the greater world.



We are a community-based organization that is locally and authentically resourced. Our team is comprised of dedicated individuals from various backgrounds from business to education as well as from different age groups. The tireless board members and staff together strive to better serve the local youth hungry for purpose and meaning in their lives.



Kwangsoo Kim, ESQ - Attorney, Law Offices of Kwangsoo Kim

vice Chairmen 

Robert J. Lee - Founder, Vice President, Unicorn Graphics, Inc

David D. Yoo - Owner, BCS International, Co


Mike Heesuk Kim - Founder, Vice President, Shake-N-Go Fashion, Inc

Steering Committee

Phillip Hong - Branch Manager, Citizens Bank

Dan Kim - Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, City National Bank

Christopher J. Lee - Financial Advisor, JPMorgan Chase

Sejin Lim - Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development, Citigroup

Honorary Presidents  

Moon Sung Lee - Founder, First President, Korean American Youth Foundation; Tae Kwon Do Master

Joon Jae Bang, MD - Internal Medicine, Parkside Medical 

Yonghwa Ha - President, Solomon Agency, Corp; President, Esther Ha Foundation

John H. Kim - President, Nicka K

Alex Hwangyong Lee - Owner, CK Sports, Inc

Jeffrey Kim, ESQ - Attorney, Law Offices of Jeffrey Kim, P.C.

Thomas S. Kim, ESQ - Attorney, Law Offices of Kim & Cha, LLP; President, Korean American Association of Queens

Kwangsoo Kim, ESQ - Attorney, Law Offices of Kwangsoo Kim



We would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for their generous support and for believing in our mission. Our fundings come from corporations, foundations and individual donors, and every year we have two major fundraising events, Golf For Good in September and Future Leaders Gala in May. Click HERE to learn more about the upcoming events,

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