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YOCA is San Mateo OCA Chapter’s youth program. This year we have a pilot program for high school and college students based on Project-Based Learning. We encourage motivated high school and college students who want to make a difference in the AANHPI community to come up with a project to tackle a problem that they see in their community. Students work as a team to design a program based on design-thinking principles, write a proposal, and present it to our board of directors. Other YOCA activities include community service projects and field trips to places of historical or cultural interest.

  • High school student who is enrolled in a San Mateo County high school
  • Will be starting Sophomore or Junior year in Fall 2024
  • College student
  • Great exposure to internal workings of a non-profit organization dedicated to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs)
  • Learn from and network with successful leaders of the community.

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