Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is an organization of Milwaukee Chinese Community Center (MCCC), a non-profit organization that is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MCCC’s goals are to showcase and promote Chinese culture in the Greater Milwaukee area to help — together with local communities — build a diverse cultural environment in Greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. YLA provides a platform for the youth in the community to embrace their organizational and leadership skills, while broadcasting Chinese culture by organizing and volunteering at various community events and services such as Rock ‘N Sole, Dragon Boat Festival, Holiday Folk Fair, and China Lights, to name a few. YLA currently has eight teams under its wings with members from 6th grade to 12th grade. Parents, families, and volunteers from the community are of strong support to our members.

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The President and Vice-Presidents of YLA.

Sophia HoPresident
Eric WanVice President of Outreach
Max HongVice President of Food Supply and Service
Rebecca HoVice President of Art
Kevin JiVice President of Marketing
Anna HuangVice President of Culture
Helena ZhaoVice President of Performance Programs
Kevin NiuVice President of Events
Buwei Chen Vice President
Adrienne LeeVice President

outreach team

Members organize media outreach and relations.

Buwei ChenChair 
Adrian YinCo-Chair
Kevin WanCoordinator

Art Team

Members procure and sell Chinese art. This booth participates in the Dragon Boat Festival, the Holiday Folk Fair, and Chinese New Year at the Domes.

Jasmine Xu Chair
Kathy SunCo-Chair

Culture Team

Members gather, organize, and present information on Chinese culture at the Holiday Folk Fair. During remaining events, members volunteer at other booths.

Aidan WangChair
Alan ZhongCo-Chair
Shiming MaCo-Chair

Food Team

Members contact restaurants, transport food, prepare food and sell Chinese foods at events. This booth participates in the Dragon Boat Festival, the Holiday Folk Fair, and Chinese New Year at the Domes.

Derek ZengBooth Senior Advisor
Daniel ZhuChair
Jennifer HongBoth Chair Advisor
Ethan ZhangCo-Chair
Daniel ZhuCo-Chair
Candie Lin Co-Chair
Devin ZengCo-Chair
Ryan ZhuCo-Chair

Kids Activities Team

Members sell traditional Chinese toys such as the Chinese yo-yo and shuttlecock and set up children’s activities at events. This booth participates in the Dragon Boat Festival, the Holiday Folk Fair, and Chinese New Year at the Domes.

Ashley MaChair
Zoe LiCo-Chair
Brandon LiaoCo-Chair

Lantern Magazine

Members write and publish articles for the Lantern magazine, and are also responsible for contacting sponsors. This booth does not participate in events, so members volunteer for other booths or work at set-up/registration.

Jocelyn LiaoEditor in Chief
Kevin WanAssociate Editor
William WangAssociate Editor
Zoe LiAssociate Editor
Kathy SunAssociate Editor
Irene LiAssociate Editor
Candie LinAssociate Editor
Emily ZhangAssociate Editor

Marketing Team

Members obtain and sell Chinese products, including toys, clothing, fans, etc. This booth participates in the Dragon Boat Festival, the Holiday Folk Fair, and Chinese New Year at the Domes. ​​

Raymond WangSenior Advisor
Michael ChenChair

Performance Team

Members organize performances and schedules at each event. ​

Helena ZhaoChair

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Upcoming Events

Online Cooking Event


Team Bonding Event


YLA 2019 Kickoff & Bonding Event- March 16, 2019


YLA Out Reach to Mequon School District – Aug 19, 2018

MMCS CBY Celebration – Feb. 3, 2018


Dragon Boat Festival – August 12, 2017


Brookfield Parade – July 4, 2017

Rock ‘n Sole Run – June 10, 2017

Kickoff Meeting – June 03, 2017

College Application Seminar – May 21, 2017

Chinese New Year Gala – February 12, 2017


​Milwaukee International Folk Fair – November 18-20, 2016

China Lights – ​October 14-16, 2016

Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival – ​July 30, 2016

Dragon Boat Practice – July 25/27, 2016

YLA Bonding – ​July 9, 2016

Rock ‘n Sole – June 11, 2016

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Email: support@ylausa.com
Discord: https://discord.gg/6ctC79p

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