Helping youth and families succeed in school, at work, and in life
Asian Youth Center's mission is to empower low-income, immigrant, and at-risk youth, of all communities, to overcome barriers to success through the provision of culturally and linguistically competent education, employment, and social services.
Meet Our Leadership
First Vice President
Todd Becker, J.D.
Second Vice President
Meet Our Team
Michelle L. Freridge
Christine Najung Lee
Director of Youth and Family Services
- 1989: Asian Youth Project was established by the Asian Task Force of the United Way. Its founding members included May L. To and Judy Chu, before she was the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress.
- 1990: Asian Youth Project becomes a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is renamed the Asian Youth Center (AYC).
- 1996: AYC wins an At-Risk Youth Competitive Grant from the Open Space District, allowing the agency to acquire and develop its headquarters in San Gabriel, CA.
- 2009: Asian Youth Center started services in the Antelope Valley.
- 2020: Emergency Food Program expands to fit the increased needs of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- 2021: Asian Youth Center was named a California Non Profit of the Year by Senator Susan Rubio.
- 2022: Asian Youth Center opened new Antelope Valley building to support programs and services.