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Many Asian children in New York City come from struggling immigrant families. Their parents often work seven days a week, do not have time to spend with them at home, did not attend college, and do not know how to navigate the American education system. Language barriers and racial issues often affect their confidence in school socially and academically. Statistically, Asian children are the most bullied ethic group around the country and in New York City one in three will not graduate high school on-time or at all. With limited exposure outside their neighborhood, these children have difficulty imagining what is possible for their future.


Apex for Youth delivers possibility to children from underserved Asian communities in New York City. We recruit professionals to volunteer to be positive role models for these youth. Through mentoring, education, and athletic programs, our volunteers guide and inspire our youth to overcome the many challenges they face. In our 20 years, thousands of volunteers have served thousands of youth, many returning to volunteer themselves.

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  • Tuesday, 05/21/2013
    "We Run as One" Summer Basketball League  
  • Tuesday, 10/23/2012
    Apex Serves 50% More Youth this School Year  
  • Thursday, 06/14/2012
    President Obama greets those celebrating Apex's 20th Anniversary!