Mission

The KAYF educates and empowers Korean American youth to become ethical and empathic leaders.

 
 

History

1993

05-07-1993 – Korean American Youth Foundation (KAYF) is established
06-16-1993 – KAYF is officially registered as 501(c)3 Non-profit organization

1994

05-05-1994 – 1st Anniversary Youth Festival
07-12-1994 – Youth Career Seminar Exhibition
11-05-1994 – 1st Youth National Classic Music Competition
11-23-1994 – Youth Basketball Competition with Korea Times Co-Sponsorship
12-27-1994 – National Classic Music Artistic Competition

1995

01-18-1995 – 2nd Youth National Classic Music Artistic Competition

1996

08-24-1996 – 3rd Youth Festival
08-24-1996 – 1st Publication of “Youth Foundation”

1997

04-24-1997 – Career Seminar with Kan

1998

05-08-1998 – 1st Youth Foundation Award Ceremony

1999

05-13-1999 – 2nd Youth Foundation Award Ceremony

2001

09-21-2001 – “Teen Leadership Scholarship Essay Contest” with Channel 13

11-19-2001 – Recognized by IRS as a Certified Tax Exempt Organization

2002

05-21-2002 – Where Were You on September 11th-” Essay Publication

08-06-2002 – N. and S. Korean Children form a pact as “Arms on each other’s shoulder”

2004

05-05-2004 – Essay publication based on the topic: “What North Korea Means to Me”

2005

10-01-2005 – Foundation Website http://kayfusa.org established

2006

03-04-2006 – 13th Annual Gala Dinner
06-07-2006 – Presidential Golf Tournament Competition
08-25-2006 – 1st Youth Basketball Tournament
09-14-2006 – 1st Big Brothers Big Sisters Meeting
11-13-2006 – Open Youth Forum – Entrance to a Medical School

2007

01-21-2007 – Open Youth Forum – Entrance to a Law School
05-20-2007 – Open Youth Forum – Careers in Financial Industry
05-24-2007 – Fundraising Golf Tournament
07-07-2007 – 2nd Youth Basketball tournament
07-15-2007 – Open Youth Forum – Careers in Education & Youth Mental Health Seminar
08-26-2007 – 14th Annual Gala Dinner
10-21-2007 – Open Youth Forum – Careers in Law Enforcement
11-04-2007 – Welcoming Ceremony of the Korean Navy Cruise Navigation Ship’s Visit to NY

2008

01-20-2008 – Open Youth Forum – Entrance to Medical/Dental School (New Jersey)
02-23-2008 – High School Essay Competition with KALCA
02-24-2008 – Open Youth Forum – Entrance to Medical/Dental School (New York)
03-26-2008 – 3rd President Ha,Yong Hwa re-elected
04-02-2008 – Open Gym Basketball League Started
04-26-2008 – 1st Youth Conference with YWCA, YKASEC
04-27-2008 – 15th Annual Gala Dinner
06-28-2008 – 3rd East Coast Youth Basketball Tournament
07-20-2008 – Open Youth Forum: Careers in Finance Industry
09-23-2008 – WAFL (We Are Future Leaders) leadership program was started
11-28-2008 – WAFL Field Trip: “Yellow Face” Performance
12-06-2008 – WAFL Field Trip: Grace Meng’s Office
12-19-2008 – Night of Appreciation

2009

01-09-2009 – WAFL: First’s Public Speaking Class
03-20-2009 – Open Youth Forum: Preparing for College & Politics
04-17-2009 – WAFL Field Trip: UN Headquarters
05-31-2009 – 16th Annual Gala Dinner
06-13-2009 – 4th Annual Korean-American Basketball Tournament
07-11-2009 – 08-02-2009 – 1st KAYF – KAIST Summer Internship Program
10-21-2009 – Fundraising Golf Tournament Event

2010

02-01-2010 – WAFL Field Trip: Flushing Manor Nursing Home
03-12-2010 – Open Youth Forum: Career in Law Forum
04-02-2010 – WAFL Field Trip: Chubb Insurance
05-15-2010 – 1st WAFL Talent Show
05-21-2010 – Open Youth Forum: Medicine
05-30-2010 – 17th Annual Gala Dinner
06-12-2010 – 5th Korean-American Basketball Tournament
06-20-2010 – WAFL Graduation Party & Certificate Ceremony
06-26-2010 – WAFL Summer BBQ
06-30-2010 – KAIST Orientation
07-06-2010 – 08-04-2010 – 2nd KAYF – KAIST Summer Research Program
08-13-2010 – 08-15-2010 – WAFL Orientation Camp
11-11-2010 – Veteran’s Day Parade
11-19-2010 – Open Youth Forum: Architecture
12-08-2010 – Alex HwangYong Lee & Jeffrey Kim are elected as Co-Presidents
12-30-2010 – WAFL Field Trip: UN Headquarters

2011

01-21-2011 – WAFL: Public Speaking Class 1 by John Schaffer
01-31-2011 – Board of Directors Meeting : Hee Suk Kim is approved as Chairman of the Board
02-04-2011 – Open Youth Forum: Finance & Business
02-18-2011 – Public Speaking Class 2 by Kevin Kim
03-02-2011 – KAYF Night of Appreciation & Inaugural Ceremony
03-04-2011 – WAFL: Manner & Etiquette by Lyudmila Bloch
05-15-2011 – 18th Annual Gala Dinner
06-11-2011 – KAYF Basketball Tournament
08-2011 – WAFL : 4th Annual Orientation Camp
10-05-2011 -Fundraising Golf Tournament
12-10-2011 – KAYF Christmas Gathering at Senior Director Suyon Yi’s Home

2012

02-04-2012 – WAFL : Medial Forum
02-13-2012 – KAYF Board Meeting
03-17-2012 – WAFL: Manners & Etiquette by Lyudmila Bloch
05-12-2012 – KAYF Speech Competition with topic: Importance of Leadership as a Korean American”
03-16-2012 – Chairman Mike Kim’s House Party
05-20-2012 – 19th Annual Benefit Gala
06-09-2012 – 7th Korean-American Basketball Tournament
06-16-2012 – 2011-2012 WAFL Graduation
08-2012 – 5th WAFL students chosen
09-21-2012 – 09-23-2012 WAFL Leadership Orientation Camp
09-29-2012 – WAFL Mission Statement & Committee Mission Statement
10-03-2012 – 2012 Fundraising Golf Tournament
10-13-2012 – WAFL Debate & Picture Day
10-27-2012 – Alley Pond Adventure Obstacle Course
11-10-2012 – Student Debate Day (Romney v. Obama)
11-24-2012 – WAFL Meeting w/ Windows of Opportunity (Non-profit Organization for youth leaders)
12-08-2012 – WAFL Meeting about Committees
12-22-2012 – WAFL Meeting w/ Eugene Oh, Playwright and Actor
12-22-2012 – WAFL Christmas Party

2013

01-19-2013 – Workshop/Lecture by Queens College Professor Min
01-21-2013 – 2013 First Board Meeting
02-02-2013 – Medical Forum at New York Hospital of Queens
02-16-2013 – College Preparation with 모퉁이돌
03-16-2013 – Project Procedure Report & Feedback
04-06-2013 – WAFL Orchestra Orientation
04-13-2013 – WAFL Meeting with NYS Assemblyman, Ron Kim
05-18-2013 – NYPD Career Forum
04-27-2013 – Center for Architecture Foundation Field Trip
06-15-2013 – CHUBB Speech Competition Round 1
06-15-2013 – 8th Korean-American Basketball Tournament
06-17-2013 – CHUBB Speech Competition Round 2
06-20-2013 – The 20th Annual Benefit GALA
08-2013 — 6th WAFL students chosen
09-13-2013 – 09-15-2013 — 6th WAFL Orientation Camp
10-05-2013 — WAFL: Goal Setting, Time Management & Interpersonal Communication
10-16-2013 — KAYF Annual Golf Outing
10-19-2013 — WAFL: Korean American Heritage & Speech Lecture, “Fear of Failure”
11-09-2013 — WAFL: Korean American Identity & Fashion Industry Forum
11-16-2013 — WAFL: Business Dining Etiquette & IT Forum
12-14-2013 — WAFL: Law Career Forum

2014

01-11-2014 — WAFL: Public Speaking Workshop (Persuasive Speech)
01-26-2014 — WAFL: Medical Forum
02-08-2014 — WAFL: Mental Health Forum
03-01-2014 — WAFL: College Application & SAT Preparation Forum
04-05-2014 — WAFL: Field Trip- Center for Architecture
04-19-2014 — WAFL: Finance Forum
05-10-2014 — WAFL: KAYF Speech Competition (Sponsored by CHUBB Insurance Company)
05-26-2104 — KAYF participation in Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
06-07-2014 — WAFL: Student Gala Preparation Day
06-14-2014 — 2013-2014 WAFL Graduation
06-20-2014 — The 21st Annual Benefit Gala