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OCA Convention Youth Track

  • 21 Jul 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • 22 Jul 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • The Westin Jersey City Newport 479 Washington Blvd


-  Youth Track  -

at the 2016 OCA National Convention

Thursday July 21 and Friday July 22

The OCA National Convention Youth Track is a two-day event for middle school to high school aged students to learn about advocacy, leadership, and identity. This year, FCC teens from across the region are welcome for a hands-on training with experienced national professional facilitators.

Free for FCC Members

Breakfast and Lunch included

Youth Track Schedule of Events:

You can choose to attend one or both days

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 21 | APA Y-Advocate

Room Location: America I & II

8:00 - 9:00 AM | Joint College & Youth Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 AM | Welcome

Join us as we welcome students from across the region. Here, we will introduce the day's events and activities as well as get everyone energized for a great day! 

9:30 - 11:00 AM | Joint Youth & College Session

11:00 - 12:00 PM | AAPI Timeline Activity Part I

Learn more about the history of the AAPI experience through the means of a physical timeline. With such a rich history, engage with your feers on how war, law & policy, immigration, protests, and anti-Asian violence have shaped the community's experience. 

12:00 - 1:00 PM | Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 PM | Energizer: Groups of *Blank*

1:30 - 2:15 PM | AAPI Timeline Activity Part II

With AAPIs becoming more and more prominent across the country, we are beginning to take on non-traditional roles in society. Learn how AAPIs are portrayed in history, media, and what you can do to help dispel the stereotypes that hurt our community. 

2:15 - 2:30 PM | Break

2:30 - 3:30 PM | Story Swap

AAPIs are often bullied at higher rates than their peers. Work together to encourage others to support anti-bullying efforts in your community by being equipped to handle sticky situations. 

3:30 - 4:30 PM | Raining Rocks

It's raining rocks! Team up together to come up with a solution that will save the city while showing leadership skills to address the issue. 

4:30 - 5:00 PM | Close Out & Debrief


 Friday, July 22 | Youth Day

Room Location: America I & II

8:00 - 9:00 AM | Registration & Joint Youth and College Breakfast

 9:00 - 10:30 AM | Plenary Session

10:45 - 11:45 AM | Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

As human beings, part of our inherent nature is to ensure that we are safe and secure. Stepping out of our comfort zone can be intimidating for anyone, but what is the value in pushing yourself to take that first step? In this workshop, students will participate in activities that will lead them to confidently step out of their own self-created boundaries. The goal of this workshop is to help students learn to embrace challenges and conquer their fear of the unknown.

12:00 - 1:30 PM | Youth Recognition Luncheon

1:30 - 2:30 PM | Mind-Mapping: Harnessing Your Passion

The world is full of opportunities and we are all built differently with unique interests. There are more career paths in life than just medical or law school. In this workshop, students will have an opportunity to identify their interests in life and begin honing in on their true passion.

2:30 - 3:30 PM | Maximizing Your Time in High School

High school is one of the most important times in your life. How you utilize your time there will determine what you want to do with your life, where you go, and the type of schools you apply to. High school provides many opportunities to begin deepening your involvement in extracurricular activities, developing your network, and leadership skills. This workshop will provide students with the tools to make the most of their time there. 

3:30 - 4:30 PM | High School to College Transition 101

Transitioning to college can be a little daunting, especially if you are the first in your family to attend. Whatever background you come from you may face different challenges when transitioning to college. Whether it’s finding the money to pay for it, choosing the right college or major, you have a lot to consider. This workshop will provide you the knowledge and resources to help ensure your transition it as smooth as possible. 

4:30 - 5:30 PM | College Success: What to Do When You Get There

Going to college can the four best years of your life. But where do you even begin? College provides you so many opportunities to try new things, make friends, and become a more independent individual. This workshop will help students gain a better understanding of what to expect, and how to set yourself up for success within your first year.

how to get there:

The PATH train departs from lower Manhattan every 15minutes, and takes 15 minutes to get to Newport station, where the Westin is 2 blocks away.

For more information contact: Daniel Lewis at

FCCNY gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates for inviting FCC students to attend this workshop.

 OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national membership driven organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, touching tens of thousands of individuals each year through its extensive network of over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners from around the country. In addition, the organization strives to foster development, leadership, and engagement through its various programs.

Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

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2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009

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