On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, AYC hosted our 2nd Annual Rubber Ducky Carnival and Duck Design Contest at our facilities at 232 W. Clary Ave in San Gabriel. The event featured carnival game booths, an art design contest, resource booths for parents and families, raffles, and more! The event attracted over 250 people, even with the chance of showers!
The event program was MCed by the Honorable Mike Eng. During the program, the Suk Ching Leung Scholarship, Cheou Wang Scholarship, and May L. To Excellence Award were given to 14 youth to pursue college or secondary schools. The Cheou Wang Scholarship was presented by Michelle Freridge, AYC Executive Director. The May L. To Excellence Award was presented by special guests Alex To, husband of May L. To, the late founding Executive Director of AYC, and Dr. Gay Yuen, AYC Board Member and Past-President. Certificates from Assemblymember Ed Chau (49th District) were presented to the scholarship awardees by representative Cristina Correa. Pranav Sharma, Board Chair of Network for Asian Americans (NAPA), a Business Resource Group at Warner Bros also spoke about their partnership with us throughout the year - volunteers from NAPA were instrumental to making this event and last year's event a huge success!
The event featured a Duck Design Contest where youth ages 5-14 created and submitted dioramas using a rubber ducky and their imaginations. The top three design submissions were Fatima (1st Place), Leonel (2nd Place), and Sophia (3rd Place). Special guest judges for the Duck Design Contest included Julie Ho (AYC Secretary), Chief Eugene Harris (AYC Board Member), and Ken Tcheng (Former AYC Board Member and Past-President.)
Duck Design Contest Winners Left to Right: Sophia (3rd Place), Fatima (1st Place), and Leonel (2nd Place) with Ken Tcheng, Chief Harris, Julie Ho, and Michelle Freridge.
All funds raised will go toward AYC's after-school and summer programs for youth in grades K-8, including Project NEO.
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Click on the links to view media coverage of the event by Chinese News USA, NTD TV, and 中旺電視ZWTV.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
2018 Cheou Wang Scholarship Recipients:
2018 Suk Ching Leung Scholarship Recipients:
Zhaotian (Tim) Guo
Zhihao (Jason) Lin
2018 May L. To Excellence Award Scholarship Recipients:
Special thanks to our friends from NAPA at Warner Bros. for volunteering to read and score the applicant essays!
BIG GRATITUDE TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS
Exact Tax, Inc.
Network for Asian Pacific Americans (NAPA) at Warner Bros.
Rosemead Kiwanis Club & Foundation
Shakas Hawaiian Flavors/The Chicken Koop
Asian Professional Exchange (APEX)
Dream Vacations - Getaways Made Easy
Josephine Yang, Coldwell Banker
Renewal by Andersen
Robert L. Gin
San Gabriel Rotary Club
Copyfree Document Imaging and Solutions
Nothing Bundt Cakes - Pasadena
San Gabriel Kiwanis Club
Steven's Steak and Seafood House
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY RESOURCE BOOTHS
Anthem Blue Cross
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers
Asian Pacific Health Care Ventures
Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)
California Telephone Access Program
Care1st Health Plan
Chinatown Service Center
Citrus Valley Health Partners/Gem Project
Edward Jones Financial
Holy Vine Church in LA
IYF- Dance Group
La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center
Learning Rights Law Center
Los Angeles County Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
New York Life Insurance Company
Royal Business Bank
The 2018 ACE Summer Program is now accepting enrollment! See the flyers below for details. Registration information can be found on our website at http://www.asianyouthcenter.org/ees.html.
Our "Volunteer of the Month" for March 2018 is Giselle! Giselle may be a little camera shy but she is an amazing artist and supports the ACE Program by helping to decorate the building with beautiful artwork that she creates all on her own (see for yourself!). Congratulations Giselle! Thank you for all of your hard work.
As the Program Manager of the ACE, TLCC, and SAT programs at AYC, Rebecca has been an essential part of the Educational Enrichment Services Department. Her many contributions have been key to the successes the programs have had this past year.
Congratulations Rebecca! Thank you for all of your hard work.
Be on the lookout next month to see who receives Employee of the Month honors for March
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the San Gabriel Police Department (SGPD) held its second Chinese community outreach AYC. The trilingual event was held in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and was led by Detective Huynh Nhat and Reserve Officer Jack Yao (who is on the AYC Community Advisory Board), and Police Officer Andy Texeira. Topics covered included traffic violations and traffic laws, the role of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, and mental illness – specifically the role of the School/Community Engagement Team (or SCET).
The event gave community participants an opportunity to ask questions and interact with members of the SGPD. The forum also allowed the SGPD to receive feedback about its programs and policing directly from the community.
Chinese Media Coverage:
World Journal: https://www.worldjournal.com/5441828/article-%E8%BB%8A%E6%9C%AA%E7%86%84%E7%81%AB%E6%8B%BF%E6%89%8B%E6%A9%9F-%E6%9C%89%E7%9C%8B%E6%B2%92%E7%9C%8B%E9%83%BD%E9%81%95%E8%A6%8F/