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.

Devin ZengPresident
Kathy SunVice President of Finance, Lantern magazine
Zoe LiVice President of Event Ticket Sales, Dragon Boat Festival Event, Volunteer recognition
Michael ChenVice President of Food supply and service, Volunteer Recruiting
Aidan WangVice President of Outreach, HFF Shuttle Service

outreach team

Members organize media outreach and relations.

Angela WangChair 
Claire TianCo-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.

Shiming MaBooth Chair Advisor
Brandon LiaoChair
Andrea CaoCo-Chair
Ava LiCo-Chair
Jasmine XuCo-Chair
Sylvia LiCo-Chair
Angel LiufuCoordinator
Poppy LiuCoordinator
Hunter LiuCoordinator
Alan XieCoordinator

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.

Leo ChenBooth Senior Advisor
Ethan ZhangChair
Selina WangCo-Chair
Denny ZengCo-Chair
Xiaoxue ChenCo-Chair
Mason LeeBooth Coordinator
Sameel TianBooth Coordinator
Emily PanBooth Coordinator
Mellynda JiaBooth Coordinator
Liyang HanBooth Coordinator
Amber LiBooth Coordinator
Irene LiBooth Senior Advisor
Ryan ZhuChair
Suri HongCo-Chair
Ryan GomezBooth Coordinator
Adelle WangBooth 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.

Adrian YinBooth Chair Senior Advisor
Lucy WuChair
Daniel LiBooth Co-Chair
Henry JiBooth Co-Chair
Andrew YuanBooth Coordinator
Patrick WangBooth 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.

Williams WangBooth Chair/Editor
Lari LiSubject Editor
Raymond GomezSubject 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. ​​

Eason ZhangBooth Chair
Melody LiBooth Co-Chair
Longyue YanBooth Coordinator
Siqi ZhangBooth Coordinator

Performance Team

Members organize performances and schedules at each event. ​

Kosta VolakisChair

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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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