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High School Program


Middle School Program

“Our mission is to change the pressure that negatively impacts the mental health of Asian American youth.”

With support from King County Best Start for Kids, YouthKAN was formed in 2019.

The Council works to mobilize both students and community members towards action on injustices that impact the health and wellbeing of our Asian American communities. YouthKAN meets throughout the school year to share stories and to strategize for policy and culture change. 


Council members are from across the Puget Sound and are brought together by their passion for dismantling the model minority myth and its impact on youth mental health. Council members hold many different identities, have different hobbies and interests but are brought together by their shared Asian American identity.

In previous years youth have participated in the following:

  • Public forums and workshops

  • Community interviews

  • Moving in Soliday 

  • Events for the community

Youth who are interested in learning more

about the council or to apply can visit YouthKAN’s website,



If you have any questions regarding YouthKAN or WeKAN, please contact Grace at


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