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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
January 6, 2023

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, High School Principals, Counselors, and Scholarship Coordinators:

2023 Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project

I am requesting your help informing your students about an opportunity to attend a statewide conference sponsored by the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP), a nonprofit organization.

The APYLP works with Asian and Pacific Islander students in California to build on their understanding of what it means to be Asian and Pacific Islander American youth in today’s culturally and ethnically diverse society. The APYLP high school conference offers group workshops on leadership development, cultural identity and awareness, the legislative process, and public speaking skills as well as an opportunity to participate in mock legislative sessions and to hear from elected officials and prominent speakers from the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Fifty juniors and seniors will be selected from the statewide applicants to participate in this conference. The conference will be held both virtually and in-person from March 30 to April 2, 2023. The three virtual conference days are on March 30 and 31 and April 2, while the one in-person conference day will be Saturday, April 1 in Sacramento. The APYLP will pay all expenses for the participants, including any travel, lodging, and meals, through sponsorships from private corporations, higher education institutions, professional organizations, and other individuals.

The organization is especially interested in reaching students who have leadership potential but have difficulty developing or realizing that potential due to language, economic, cultural, or other barriers. Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 31, 2023.

APYLP is celebrating its thirty-third anniversary in 2023 and could not have achieved its successes without the support of California educators over the years. For more information and to download an application, visit the APYLP website at https://www.apylp.net/.

Thank you for your assistance in promoting this wonderful opportunity for our students.

Sincerely,

Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Last Reviewed: Friday, January 6, 2023

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