KAYF Noah Bank Scholarship - Winners Announced!


We first want to thank you for your participation in 2016 KAYF Noah Bank Scholarship. Our scholarship committee was greatly impressed by your amazing achievements and experiences and it made the selection process very competitive. We would also like to thank Noah Bank and KAYF Co-Chairman Mike Heesuk Kim for encouraging and recognizing the outstanding youth in the Korean American community.


The scholarship award ceremony was on Saturday, 10/29 at 11:30 AM at the KAYF Conference Room located at 163-07 Depot Road, Suite B1, Flushing, NY 11358.


Congratulations to the following scholarship awardees!


Undergraduate (10) - $1,500


Esther Choi
Noah Han
Hyeyoon Hur
Aiden Kim
Haemin Kim
Haesoo Kim
Jo Hyun Joan Kim
Hyuck-Jin Daniel Kwon
Kaylee Lee
Samuel Oh


High School Seniors (6) - $1,500
Felicia Hou
Harrison Hur
Seunghoon Sean Kim
Saungah Ko
Simon Lee
Tommy Park


High School Juniors (7) - $1,000
Lythia Cho
Lauren Choi
Suyeon Emily Ham
Doyeon Jang
Jisol Katherine Kim
Roy Kim
Phillip Sol


High School Sophomores (2) - $500
Yeonho Jang
Christopher Kim

Thank you Beautiful Foundation!

We are excited to announce that KAYF has received its first private foundation grant for $10,000 from the Beautiful Foundation! We would like to thank The Beautiful Foundation and their Board and Staff for believe in our organization and understanding the important impact we are having on our youth and community.

2016 Social Impact Leadership Academy (SILA) Applications Now Being Accepted

The Social Impact Leadership Academy is now accepting applications through January 4, 2016. Please download the applications here: http://kayf.org/application Scholarships are also available for youth who complete each year of the program. Due to limited availability, priority will be given to high school freshmen who apply early, live in the Flushing and surrounding areas, and are in need.

22nd Annual Golf Classic - Thank You To Our Sponsors!


Nothing can stop the Korean American Youth Foundation's annual golf fundraiser, not even a hurricane!

Although we had to work around the weather and reschedule our event a week later, we had a very successful golf tournament and raised over $40,000 for our youth program!

Thank you to all of our major sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

  • Nicka K
  • Shake-N-Go

Silver Sponsors

  • Dongbu Insurance
  • Flushing Bank
  • Kim, Cho, and Lim LLC
  • Solomon Agency

Bronze Sponsors

  • BBCN Bank
  • BCS International
  • Law office of Kwangsoo Kim
  • Law Offices of Kim and Cha
  • Progressive
  • Unicorn Graphics
  • Anonymous

Hole-In-One Sponsor

  • Rallye Motors

Closest to Pin Sponsor

  • Flushing Bank
  • Walker Hill Travel Agency

Hole Sponsors

  • Jihak Sin
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)
  • KDS Developers, Inc.
  • Rebound
  • Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP
  • Taik Sik Jeong, CPA PC
  • Tutti Music
  • Vishnick McGovern Milizio, LLP


Participate in our KAYF Speech Competition, June 6

KAYF Speech Competition Application (2)  

 The Korean American Youth Foundation is pleased to invite all high school students in the tri-state area to our annual speech competition. The top three (3) winners of the competition will receive the following scholarships from the KAYF:

1st Place - $1,000 2nd Place - $500 3rd Place - $250


Important information:

Date: June 6, 2015

Time: 3:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Fordham University School of Law- Moot Court Room

150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023


Entry Deadline: May 31st by midnight

Please submit a completed application by this deadline by emailing us at thekayf@gmail.com with all necessary documents attached.


Competition Structure:

The speech competition will be broken up into two rounds. The first round will be a three minute speech on the topic of The change I want to make in the next 5 years”. This will be an elimination round.


The top 15 winners of the first round will move onto the final round. The final round will be a 5-8 minute speech on a topic of your choice. The top three winners of this final round will receive a scholarship reward from KAYF, as listed above.



Apply for 2014-2015 WAFL!

Unfortunately, we have reached the deadline for new applicants as the program for this year has already begun. Please check back in February 2015 for our 2015-2016 Application.

If you have any further questions, please call our office at 718-888-1174.



Korean American Youth Foundation is looking for 2014-2015 WAFL students.

Download 2014-2015 WAFL Application here:  KAYF - WAFL Application Form 2014

Current students can download Re-Admission Form here:  KAYF - WAFL Re-Admission Application Form 2014