Leading Youth Forward (LYF)
For over 30 years, Leading Youth Forward (LYF camp), formerly known as Taiwanese American Youth Leadership, has been inspiring kids in the San Francisco Bay Area to do great things and accomplish their dreams.
Our mission is to foster awareness of Taiwanese American identity, culture and values while empowering the youth to become effective and proactive leaders in the community.Our primary objectives are to deepen the campers’ understanding of their unique cultural heritage, to cultivate their leadership and communication skills, and to connect them with other Taiwanese Americans.
In the past, the camp has featured team-building workshops, leadership exercises, Taiwanese language and history lessons, and traditional delicacies. College students and young professionals serve as counselors for the youth. Since the 1980’s, the camp has drawn an average of 75 participants annually.
LYF members are proactive citizens who effectively give back to their respective communities and freely share their Taiwanese heritage with others, thus contributing to the rich multicultural fabric of American society.
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