Youth Leadership Academy/Workshops

ILF National Advisory Boards organize workshops for high school students year-round to develop APA youth into future leaders, to honor current leaders who inspire the next generation of APA leaders, and to highlight opportunities for such development.


  • Raise civic awareness among APA youth
  • Train students to become effective leaders in their communities and beyond


  • Invite speakers who inspire the next generation of leaders, such as
    • Brad Owen, Former Lt. Governor of the State of Washington
    • Congressman Ted Lieu of the 33rd District of California
    • Steve Lin, Program Manager at Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)
    • Olympic Athletes
  • Reward scholarships to APA youth who have already demonstrated commitment to the improvement of their communities


  • Introduce high school students to the many opportunities provided by ILF
  • Provide high school students across the nation the chance to connect with other future APA leaders

Average attendance per workshop: 60 students

Youth Leadership Workshop in Los Angeles

Youth Leadership Workshop in Georgia

Civic Awareness Workshop in Rhode Island

2018 High School Scholarships supported by Rhode Island Advisory Board

Inaugural Workshop in Seattle, WA