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Youth Education Summit (YES)





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Event Description

The APEX Youth Education Summit (YES) is a career day for at-risk youth (ages 14-21)  to engage and explore their ideal career path. Through workshops, speaker panels and group discussions, students will have the unique opportunity to talk with and learn from working professionals across different industry fields. This year's workshop will focus on the college application process. During panel breakout sessions, students will be able to speak with experienced professionals from 6 industries about their career paths: Business/Finance, Social Media, Healthcare, Arts/Entertainment, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for career path development for youth by providing tools and resources for both short-term and long-term success. Moreover, as part of APEX's mission to serve the community, YES serves as an opportunity for APEX and its members to positively impact the next generation of future leaders.

YES is a FREE event - just go to the free registration link above. In addition to the workshops and career panel discussions, free lunch will be served by Panda Express.

Waivers are required to attend. Waivers must be signed by an adult 18 or older. See registration link for waiver download. Waivers will also be available at the door but must be signed by a parent or guardian 18 and over.

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Event Program

09:00 am - Registration Begins

09:30 am - Program Begins / Key Note Speaker: Emmanual Habimana

10:30 am - College Application Workshop

11:30 am - Industry Breakout Discussion #1

12:15 pm - Lunch

01:00 pm - Intro to Internships: Boston Scientific

01:45 pm - Industry Breakout Discussion #2

02:20 pm - Scholarship Presentation / Closing Remarks

Scholarship Opportunity

APEX’s mission is to cultivate a culture of philanthropy amongst millennials through a focus on community service, professional development and cultural awareness. Through our partnership with Boston Scientific, APEX is proud to annouce we are bringing back the APEX YES Scholarship.

The APEX YES Scholarship was set up to recognize, support and reward active high school students who have shown a commitment to furthering their educational goals with their involvement in the arts, sciences and the community. The YES Scholarship seeks to award aspiring students who are striving to make meaningful and lasting impacts in our collective communities.

The participants in this year’s YES event have clearly shown an interests in bettering themselves through a dedication to pursuing a college education, and of course attending this year’s Youth Education Summit. The scholarship will help students pay for educational expenses including but not limited to, application and tuition fees, room and board, and books.


Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017


Message from the YES Chair

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us