Growing Up Asian in America
Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.
Every year, more than 500 Bay Area students from Kindergarten through 12th grades submit artwork, essays and videos on a single theme, with 20 Best in Class winners receiving a $500 award. We started our signature program in 1995 as one of the largest youth celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation. It encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.
Come back and visit our page in January for the 2018 theme!
For questions or more information, please email GUAA@asianpacificfund.org.
2018 GUAA Sponsors
We are grateful for the many teachers, parents and community members who encourage their youth to participate in Growing Up Asian in America. We are especially thankful for the guidance of our volunteer advisory committee of professionals in the media, public relations and marketing. We extend our thanks for their involvement and counsel.
Sally Carlson – Managing Partner, Carlson Beck
Garrett Kuramoto – Branch Manager, Portola Valley & Woodside Libraries
Lance J. Lew – Director of Community Marketing & Events, NBC Bay Area
Mina Li – Associate Director of Public Affairs, KTSF Television
Andrea Yamazaki Williamson – General Manager & Vice President, Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
Vicky Wong – Chief Executive Officer, DAE Advertising
Audrey Yamamoto – President & Executive Director, Asian Pacific Fund