True to our mission of infusing youth voice in everything we do, this curriculum has been created by our National Teen Board for middle school students grades 5th – 8th.

Please enjoy and use as much as you can.

Stand Up for AAPI Youth

Our first-ever Featured Curriculum for our Be Kind Online Program is: Stand Up For AAPI Youth, in honor of May’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Special thanks to the Stand Up for AAPI Youth Committee of our National Teen Board: Alysha, Dashiel, Gurnoor, Nitya, and Tejvir.

Redefining Disability Event

As students participate in this curriculum, we hope that they use the lessons and materials in this year’s Featured Curriculum to:

  • Broaden student’s understanding of the Asian American experience
  • Create policies to combat AAPI hate and to uplift AAPI history and culture
  • Uplift AAPI students during this most recent time of crisis
  • Combat AAPI hate and create communities of belonging

Our Stand Up for AAPI Youth curriculum includes:

  • History of how members of the AAPI community partnered with fellow communities to create positive change
  • Common microaggressions against AAPI community and how to handle them
  • Be a policy maker – how to work with schools to create an inclusive community for AAPI youth
  • 1,000 Paper Crane origami art project helping students learn how the symbol of the crane represents positive change for the new year in various cultures throughout Asia.

Meet the National Teen Board Members who Created our Featured Curriculum: