The Annual Back-to-School Issue

Photos by SYLP volunteers and Amy Lu

What is this issue about?
Each year, we run this special issue to celebrate the community leaders of tomorrow. All of the editorial content in this issue consists of essays written by teens from Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s annual Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP), a three-week program that teaches diversity, leadership skills, and community building.

Why is this important?
In order for the Asian American community to continue flourishing, it’s crucial for us to bridge the gap between generations. We run this issue in the hopes that, after finding a commonality with teens that they didn’t think existed, adults will help young people become lifelong leaders.

(The stories in this issue are written by SYLP students, not Northwest Asian Weekly staff.  Opinions herein do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the newspaper.)

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