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.

Any questions, comments, updates about new/missing information, or suggestions may be submitted through the contact form. Thank you for visiting!

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The President and Vice-Presidents of YLA.

April Fan Co-President
Tyler Gao Co-President
Sophie Tian Vice President
Hana Li Vice President
Katherine Liu Vice President
Reena Yuan Vice President
Juliette Zhu Vice President
Vincent Li Vice President

outreach team

Members organize media outreach and relations.

Zidao Wang Chair 
Eric Wan Co-Chair
Jasmine Xu Coordinator

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.

Rena Gao Booth Chair
Lisa Wong Booth Chair Senior Advisor
Erica Chen Booth Co-Chair
Buwei Chen Booth Co-Chair
Becky Ho Booth Co-Chair
Sophia Ho Booth Co-Chair
Cynthia Yan Booth Coordinator
Kathy Sun Booth Coordinator
Michelle  Xie Booth Coordinator

Culture Team

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

Sabrina Huang Booth Chair
Alexander (Xander) Ge Booth Co-Chair
Cindy Liu Booth Co-Chair
Amie Li Booth Co-Chair
Casie Li Booth Co-Chair
Amy Cao Booth Co-Chair
Julia Cao Booth Coordinator
Kevin Ji Booth Coordinator
Kevin Li Booth Coordinator

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.

Mia Lee Booth Chair
Aaron Li Booth Chair
Jeffrey Zhao Booth Co-Chair
Jennier Hong Booth Co-Chair
Andy Liu Booth Co-Chair
Adrienne Lee Booth Co-Chair
Jocelyn Liao Booth Co-Chair
Max Hong Booth Co-Chair
Selina Wang Booth Coordinator
Irene Li Booth Coordinator
Tim Wang Booth Coordinator
Derek Zeng Booth Coordinator
Devin Zeng Booth Coordinator

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.

Geoffrey Xue Booth Chair
Doris Xu Booth Chair Advisor
Emily Cheng Booth Co-Chair
Annie Mao Booth Co-Chair
Zoe Li Booth Coordinator
Emily Liu Booth Coordinator
Michael Lin Booth Coordinator

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.

Julianne Sun Editor in Chief
Amy Cao Associate Editor
April Fan Associate Editor
Billy Huang Associate Editor
Katherine Liu Associate Editor
Reena Yuan Associate Editor
Sophie Tian Associate Editor
Buwei Chen Subject Editor
Daniel Zhu Subject Editor
Derek Zeng Subject Editor
Devin Zeng Subject Editor
Max Hong Subject Editor
Mia Lee Subject Editor
Michael Lin Subject Editor
Zhiyu Zhang Subject Editor
Raymond Wang Subject Editor
Zidao Wang Subject 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. ​​

Billy Huang Booth Chair
Raymond Wang Booth Co-Chair

Performance Team

Members organize performances and schedules at each event. ​

Emily Wang Booth Chair
Megan Lin Booth Coordinator
Ruthie Lin Booth Coordinator
Helena Zhao Booth Coordinator
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Upcoming Events

College Application Seminar

July 4th Parade

Dragon Boat Festival

China Light

Holiday Folk Fair

MCCC Chinese New Year Celebration


MMCS CBY Celebration – Feb. 3, 2018


YLA Out Reach to Mequon School District – Aug 19, 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: contact@ylausa.com
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