The Chinese Youth Club (CYC) promotes, organizes and supports athletic, cultural and educational opportunities for Asian American youth and their families. Our goal is to promote leadership and academic excellence among Asian American youth. Enrichment also extends to the families of the Asian American youth as family members are active and involved in these opportunities.
There are two primary athletic programs which include BASKETBALL and VOLLEYBALL. Although CYC participates in traditional 6 man volleyball, volleyball also includes a unique form of the sport called 9-man. This game originated in 1937 and became known as the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament, which has been played every Labor Day weekend since inception. Teams from all across the United States and Canada participate in this annual event.
CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Our primary cultural program is the CHINESE LION DANCE. CYC is proud to be consistently and intricately involved with the annual Chinese New Year's Celebrations as well as several other celebrations associated with Asian culture. These cultural events afford us the opportunity to share our Chinese Lion Dance performances with the community. CYC Lion Dancing has expanded to various other venues such as weddings, charity events, restaurant openings, cultural celebrations, political gatherings, parades, and countless other special occasions.
Furthermore, CYC actively participates in other facets of the community, including:
- coordinating mentoring programs
- community service
- youth tutoring
- family association picnics
- charity golf outings
With an eye on the future, we have implemented various college scholarship programs as well as a Summer Intern Matching Program. We call the program "CYC SIMPLY", Summer Intern Matching Program Loves You. We match CYC youth for full and part-time summer positions at various companies in the metro area. This program provides CYC youth with the invaluable experience working with senior CYC members in the business world.
PARTICIPATION IS KEY!!!
2013 and moving forward is going to be different.
Fees are going to be raised but if you participate nothing really changes for each member, it actually can be lower.
CYC Program Basketball Dues $150.00
CYC Program Volleyball Dues $200.00
** Fees for participating in both activities will be adjusted to $240.00
Walk in the Chinese New Years Parade (2/10) $25.00
Set up or clean up before or after the parade (2/10) $10.00
Seat at the annual fundraiser in July/Aug $40.00
Setup and clean up for the 10/10 celebration (October) $20.00
Bonus - Set up/run a CYC Board approved fund-raiser $40.00
Annual fees cover gym times, uniforms, entrance fees for select tournaments, equipment, etc…