Past Summer Youth Empowerment Program Descriptions

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2010 Program

SYEP was conducted over 8 weeks Monday-Thursday from 1-5PM beginning July 6th & ending August 27th. (It was originally Tuesday-Friday, but the schedule was changed.)

Think Globally, Act Locally

The SYEP program strives to:

  • Educate Korean American youth on important community issues, social justice and organizing through interactive workshops & academic lectures.
  • Broaden student’s worldviews by meeting with college students, graduate students and various professionals.
  • Identify & explore issues that impact student’s personal lives as well as the local and global community by reflection, discussion and readings.
  • Empower youth to become agents of social change by actively participating in various hands on service projects & activities throughout the community.
  • Foster creativity by engaging in cultural performing arts & digital media outlets.

2009 Program

The Summer Youth Empowerment Program at the Korean Resource Center seeks to develop future community leaders and focuses on social justice and volunteering, visual production, culture and identity.

  • For Who? High School Students (8th through 11th)
  • Date: July 7th – August 27th
  • When? Mondays through Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • What will you learn?
    • Digital Media: equipped with your own video camera, learn how to tell a story while learning about yourself and your community.
    • Arts and Culture: learn poongmul (traditional Korean drumming) and create art.
    • Society and JusticeL why do some people have a lot, while others don’t? why do some people get treated differently than others? who are we as Korean Americans?
  • How to apply:
    • Submit application, and interview.
    • Application is available at KRC's website ( and KRC office
    • Seating limit: 10 students
  • Application deadline: postmarked or delivered to KRC's office by Monday, June 22nd, 5:00 PM (postponed from June 12)
    • Inquiries: Green Son
    • The program is free. No costs are involved.

2006 Program


During this critical moment in our community, KRC has created a place for young people to discuss immigrant and civil rights issues, develop their leadership, and redefine their identity as Korean Americans through education, the arts, and culture.

July 5 -August 11 6 week program

Projects Components i. Political Power ii. Digital Documentary iii. Fish Contamination iv. Korean Traditional Percussion: Poongmul

Mondays to Thursday 2pm-5pm Fee: $50

Empowerment Project Workshop June 16 @ 6:30pm @ KRC

This workshop will provide more information on the program and how to apply.

Contact Sungpyo for more info: or (323) 937.3718 900 S Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

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