Youth Empowerment

We believe in the potential in youth as leaders of today and tomorrow. The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) provides high school to college aged youth the opportunity to learn new skills outside of an academic setting through education, service, and interpersonal development. Hana Center offers a safe space and welcomes youth and high school youth clubs from all backgrounds and experiences.

Fighting youth shouting out for humanity (fysh)

Fighting Youth Shouting out for Humanity (FYSH) is a social justice youth council consisting of high school and college aged students who work to create systemic change to better the lives of the most vulnerable people in their community. FYSH's focus is fighting for immigrant rights through education, organizing, advocacy, empowerment, and art. They develop their voices through education, critical analysis, and shared vision. They make their voices heard by developing and leading campaigns, mobilizing young people to take collective action, educating legislators and holding them accountable, and sharing experiences and knowledge to fight and shout out for humanity. 


Asian Culture Workshop (ACW) is an After School Matter's program designed to support high school youth through cultural education and leadership development. Youth participating in ACW learn how to play pungmul, traditional Korean percussion, and learn about culture and history. Participating youth also engage in homework assistance, mentoring, support for college applications & financial aid applications, field trips, and service hour opportunities. This program is offered three times a year. Spring and Fall are ten week sessions each, and the Summer session is held for six weeks. To enroll, please click here and search for our program using the keyword: drumming


womxn that fight

Womxn That Fight is a group founded by high school to college aged youth who are passionate about fighting for womxn's right and reproductive justice, and wanted to create a space at HANA Center to engage in discussions and continue to learn about the different systems and structures that womxn of color face in the United States. 



communiTEA is a monthly discussion series dedicated to furthering anti-oppression work. Monthly communiTEA spaces provide opportunities for us to gather for political education and community. communiTEA spaces are held in the evenings and participants are encouraged to bring snacks to share.