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 youth understand themselves and the world better and what it takes to make a lasting impact for others.



We exist to empower young Korean Americans 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.