Dear Asian Youth @ Portola

Dear Asian Youth @ Portola is a chapter of a youth-led global organization that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalized communities, and equality and equity. Dear Asian Youth was founded by Stephanie Hu, a 16-year-old who wished to create a platform to publish her poetry. It evolved into a blog dedicated to the Asian narrative, then a literary magazine, then a full-fledged organization with over 100 members on the national team. Functioning both online and offline, the organization today is the result of passionate volunteers with a shared purpose. Through community-based advocacy, Dear Asian Youth strives to showcase diversity as well as accurate and holistic representation in the community. DAY encourages everyone to join regardless of their cultural backgrounds and celebrates all cultures for members during special holidays.

Advisor: Kathryn Beechinor (

Presidents: Jenny Zhang, Angela Xu