Youth Programs

YouthKAN고교생 청소년 프로그램 &WeKAN중학생 청소년 프로그램



“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.

Youth who are interested in learning more

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

In previous years youth have participated in the following:

  • Public forums and workshops

  • Community interviews

  • Moving in Soliday 

  • Events for the community

  • The YouthKAN storytelling scholarship was created in 2020 through the generosity of community members. This scholarship fund was created to support youth in our community who are working toward social change and (re)defining what it means to be a Korean American youth today. This is a youth lead scholarship where YouthKAN council members vision and ideate scholarshop prompts, aligning with the work of the YouthKAN council. This scholarship fund encourages youth to share prose, music, art and poetry in addressing questions about social justice, identity, and mental health.

  • The Scholarship awards two categories of awards: Community Award and YouthKAN award to recognize both youth in our community as well as youth participating in the YouthKAN Council. To learn more about the scholarship and view previous year’s submissions please visit

  • If you are interested in contributing to the YouthKAN Storytelling Scholarship Fund, please visit 




  • Sign up for Camp YouthKAN, Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2022 at Ayeko Farm*! Five days and four nights of making friends, creative play, and telling stories for change, food justice, and building outdoor skills and community.

  • Applications are due Friday, April 15th. Camp participation is open to 20 students, and applicants will be notified of their Attendance or Waitlist status by April 30, 2022.

  • Cost: $0-100 sliding scale. Please pay registration fee here after confirmation that you are accepted into camp, and input "Youth Camp Registration" and the student's name in the notes section.

  • We offer sliding scale because we know that income and wealth disparity is a systemic problem and not the fault of the individual. All youth regardless of household income are eligible for participation. Considering your household size and household income, please determine what percentage of the full registration is right for your family. Check this household income chart for guidance:

Household Size       Suggested Cost: $0      Suggested Cost: $25      Suggested Cost: $50       Suggested Cost: 75      Suggested Cost: $100

            3                                       <$52,100                             $65,125                                  $78,150                                  $91,175                              $104,200

            4                                       <$57,850                             $72,312                                  $86,775                                  $101,237                           $115,700

            5                                       <$62,000                            $77,500                                 $93,000                                $108,500                           $124,000

            6                                       <$67,150                              $83,937                                $100,725                                 $117,512                            $134,300

            7                                       <$71,750                              $89,687                                 $107,625                                $125,562                          $143,500

  • Anyone ages 14-19 may register.

  • Overnight participation is not required to register for Camp YouthKAN. Transportation will be provided to Camp Ayeko at the beginning and end of camp, and will not be provided for days in between.

  • To participate in camp, we are asking all individuals to be 2 weeks beyond their Covid-19 vaccination. This experience will be completely outdoors, and we will help participants prepare for this accordingly.

  • KCSC will be able to provide camping gear for those attendees who will not bring their own. Please indicate in the registration form below if you will be needing to borrow camping equipment.

  • *Ayeko Farm is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and family-centered space, where folks can come to feel comfortable on the land and connect to nature, explore culture through food, medicine, and nature, and nourish and heal. We try to grow food with the least harm to the earth, and we focus on growing food that is important to many different cultures. We are making this space available for farmers who have previously lost access to land through colonial violence, forced migration, or institutional racism. We create space for people to celebrate and maintain culture, earn income, and build community. 

  • Ayeko Farm: 41633 236th Ave SE Enumclaw, WA 98022

  • Register here:



Camp WeKAN is also going to be available this summer! Please look forward to info to come soon!

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



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