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.
Vice President of Finance, Lantern magazine
Vice President of Event Ticket Sales, Dragon Boat Festival Event, Volunteer recognition
Vice President of Food supply and service, Volunteer Recruiting
Vice President of Outreach, HFF Shuttle Service
Members organize media outreach and relations.
Members gather, organize, and present information on Chinese culture at the Holiday Folk Fair. During remaining events, members volunteer at other booths.
Booth Chair Advisor
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.
Booth Senior Advisor
Booth Senior Advisor
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.
Booth Chair Senior Advisor
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.
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.
Members organize performances and schedules at each event.