Youth Leaders

Mai Soua Vang

Currently a student at Central High School, she first applied to AAOP’s Youth Fellowship program in Summer 2016 at the encouragement of her mentor. Now, she is one of the Youth Leaders for the Summer 2017 Program where she is looking forward to seeing how the political impact has changed the work.









Peter Vang

2017 Youth Leader Peter, student at Twin Cities Academy, first applied to the 2016 Youth Fellowship after hearing about it from his brother. It was the first time he had ever done civic engagement and he found the experience opened his eyes to new experience. He looks forward to meeting to the new Youth Fellows for this 2017 Summer Program.








Maly Her

Maly, 2017 Youth Leader and 2016 Youth Fellow, first heard about the position from her sister and became interested in learning more about civic engagement. She is looking forward to this summer’s events, and working with other partner organizations. She is currently a student at Washington High School.









Aidan Tarango

Aidan, student at Farmington High School, first heard about the Youth Fellowship from his mom who encouraged him to apply and learn more about the Asian American community in the Twin Cities. He is looking forward to seeing how the new school year will change.









Yee Lor

Yee, student at Hmong College Prep Academy, applied for the Youth Fellow position at the encouragement of his brother. For Yee, it was also a good way to spend time and learn more about the community while earning money. He is looking forward to all of the various activities and workshops planned for the rest of the summer.








Atquetzali Quiroz

A student at Open World Learning, Atequetzali Quiroz, applied to the Youth Fellow position to learn more about the issues affecting the Twin Cities Asian American community. She is looking forward to learning more about the Asian American history.