• Holiday Party 2011 - The North Pole

    Photos: 65
    From our December 17th holiday party, here are all the pictures APEX students, volunteers, and staff took with Santa.
  • Holiday Party 2011

    Photos: 140
    On December 17, over 180 APEX youth and volunteers came together to celebrate the holidays. Among many activities, there was face painting, cupcake decorating, an igloo design contest, and Santa!
  • Volunteer Social 2011

    Photos: 29
    December 8, 2011
  • MOCA Tour

    Photos: 13
    On November 19th, new pairs from the High School Mentoring Program had a guided tour of MOCA and learned more about the history of Chinese-Americans through its innovative exhibit.
  • Fall 2011 Mentor Feedback Session

    Photos: 11
    November 19th
  • Big Apple Circus 2011

    Photos: 11
    On November 17th, about 50 APEX mentors, students, families came together to enjoy the Big Apple Circus. Thanks to CACF and the Ong Family Foundation for the tickets!
  • Ice Skating 2011

    Photos: 27
    On October 1st, approximately 56 mentees, mentors and volunteers traveled to the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers to bond over ice skating. Mentor and mentees built trust as some struggled on the ice and everyone helped each other. They had a great time, and mentees didn't want to leave.
  • Anita Lo Dumpling Making Workshop

    Photos: 30
    On September 29, 2011, APEX hosted a cooking workshop with Chef Anita Lo, Top Chef Master and Executive Chef and owner of Annisa. Fourteen students gathered at Seefood Media’s kitchen to learn Anita's two delicious dumpling recipes. Everyone watched and listened as Anita made the unique fillings, explained kitchen techniques, shared her thoughts on cooking, and told stories of her past. After the fillings were done, everyone folded the dumplings together, practicing what Anita taught them as well as displaying their own creativity. Once cooked, they were eaten instantly. Below is feedback collected at the end of the workshop. • “I really like this workshop because we were able to learn how to make dumplings while also getting to know the chef, Anita Lo. She was very friendly and informative. She utilized French techniques to cook dumplings, a traditional pork dumpling and a contemporary American edamame dumpling. Fun and yummy.” – Kily, 12thgrade • “The workshop is perfect for a college-bound student like me, who doesn’t know how to cook at all. I am so lucky and honored to be participating in this workshop. Thank you APEX and thank you Anita!” - Doris, 11thgrade • GREAT WORKSHOP! I would love to continue to join these wonderful workshops. Anita Lo is a great cook and I want to learn more from her. Cooking is really fun. – Karen, 11th Grade
  • Opening Day 2011

    Photos: 51
    On September 17, APEX celebrated the “Opening Day” of its 2011-2012 programs by taking 88 mentors, mentees and volunteers to Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining, NY. New mentor and mentees were introduced to each other for the first time. Participants were treated to lunch, games, and a photo scavenger hunt through the hiking trails. For many, it was their first experience hiking outdoors. The group was joined by volunteers from Goldman Sachs who helped organize and sponsor the event.
  • The Chinatown C.A.R.E.S. Community Resource Fair

    Photos: 1
    APEX promoted its services at The CHINATOWN C.A.R.E.S. Community Resource Fair on 9/10. The fair was hosted by Pace University’s Community & Volunteer Mobilization AmeriCorps. At the APEX table was Chair Preeti Sriratana, Associate Board Members Lin Chang, Chris Chao, and Stephen Lin, APEX Volunteers Daniel Tak and Paul Chiou, Americorp Volunteers and Pace Students Ariel Ambar and Samuel Eaton, and Executive Director Michael Lee
  • Closing Day Celebration at Riverdale Country School 2011

    Photos: 41
    June 11, 2011 APEX students and volunteers celebrate the closing of another successful program year. Special thanks to Pirate's Booty for their generosity.
  • Volunteer Appreciation & Senior Graduation Dinner at Je'Bon

    Photos: 27
    June 7, 2011 APEX thanks and celebrates our wonderful volunteers and graduating seniors over dinner at Je'Bon Restaurant.
  • New York Life Teamwork & Presentation Skills Workshop

    Photos: 19
    April 12, 2011 New York Life's Asian Network Group organized a teamwork and presentation skills workshop for APEX and SAYA (South Asian Youth Action)high school students. Special thanks to Linda Tan and Jennifer Phillips.
  • Card Making and Friendship Bracelet Making Activity

    Photos: 12
    March 19, 2011 The APEX Teen Council (ATC) organized a card making and friendship bracelet making activity for mentoring pairs. The Friendship Bracelets are being sold to benefit the disaster relief efforts in Japan.
  • Google Career Panel & Tour

    Photos: 20
    March 8, 2011 APEX high school mentees enjoy a career panel, tour and dinner at Google. Special thanks to AAGN (Asian American Google Network) for organizing and volunteering at this wonderful event.
  • Central Park Zoo

    Photos: 38
    March 5, 2011 Mentoring pairs enjoyed a day at the Central Park Zoo.