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stressed Asian-American students in schools

This MercuryNews.com article, High grades, high stress for Asian-American students in Bay Area, citing unrealistic expectations and the distressing negative impact like stress and suicide:
That means straight A’s so far this year at a school that boasts the eighth-highest test scores in the state — and where students and teachers both joke about the “Asian […]

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70% of high schoolers quit church

Some leaders in ethnic Asian American churches have voiced concern over the attrition rate of 2nd generation Asian Americans; there’s this sense that a large percentage of active youth group members stop going to church during their college years. This perspective of what’s happening among their counterparts in mainstream America may be informative. Leadership Journal […]

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reaching young Asian Canadians

This article by Connie Cavanaugh, “Whatever It Takes Churches: A church in Canada helps second-generation Chinese put down some ROOTS,” reiterates the compelling need to reach the next generation with the Gospel::
How does a church “be a church” if few of the people they reach are free to assemble? This is a key question at […]

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Chicagoland interchurch youth conference

Photography Kenny Kim is at Taylor University covering the J-Gen conference this week. According to Kenny, this event was started out by youth workers in the Chicagoland area and has grown to be an all-wide midwest youth conference.
See the photo collections. From the photos, it looks like over a thousand students are being invigorated by […]

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talking about church salary

Daniel So met up with YS President Mark Oestreicher to further dialogue about race, reconciliation, and church. Daniel is blogging on his initial reflections on Mark’s review of the L2’s Asian American Youth Ministry book. He breaches the topic of poor salaries for Asian American youth workers :
I have often received advice from first-generation people […]

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new review of L2 youth ministry book

Mark Oestreicher, President of Youth Specialties, just wrote a book review of L2 Foundation’s self-published Asian American Youth Ministry book (at his personal blog). We appreciate this particular review from a non-Asian and also professional publisher’s perspective, and touched that he’s read the book in its entirety. He rightly notes 2 specific audiences for the […]

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interview with Hoon Kim

I recently interviewed Hoon Kim, the author of a Bible study titled, Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis, published by Zondervan/Youth Specialities in the Creative Bible Lessons series. [view an excerpt here] He has also written a Youth Specialties article titled Ecclesiastical Pornography: The Danger of Popularity in Youth Ministry. I thought it was particularly […]

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youth marketing insights

This recent marketing research piece is making the rounds, originally from SnapDragon Consultants: Ten Things Every Brand Should Know About Asian American Youth [ht: Docuticker, MediaPost’s Asian-American Youth Seek Edgier Image, Hyphen]
What are the implications for better reaching and engaging Asian American youth with the Gospel?

Many Asian-American youth feel excluded and misunderstood by most brands. […]

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seminars on Asian American youth

Note these 2 upcoming seminars that unpack the issues of serving and ministering to Asian American youth, one in New York City, one in the Los Angeles area.
Bridging the Gap for Asian American Youth Ministry
Presented by Wendy Chou, Youth Director of Monmouth Chinese Christian Church (MCCC), Middletown, NJ. Wendy has been involved in youth ministry […]

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