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OCA Youth

OCA Youth, Pittsburgh Chapter, is comprised of teens ranging from 7th to 12th grade. Through participation in community service, educational/learning events, and leadership building activities, we hope to empower our youth to be able to face obstacles in our future with confidence and certainty.Some of our annual events include a tour of the UPMC hospital, Relay for Life, a trip to the Carnegie Science Center/UPMC Sportsworks, and volunteering at the Tzu-Chi/OCA soup kitchen. These activities allow our members to build necessary skills that will stay with them for their entire lives. We learn to be open minded about everything, all the while keeping our core beliefs in check. We brainstorm, discuss, and exchange ideas, so that we can build on each other.

OCA Youth is a wonderful opportunity to meet other Asian-American teenagers with these similar goals. With the support of the other members, we are able to grow into conscious, contributing, and productive citizens of humanity who learn to proudly embrace and celebrate both our Asian heritage and the American society that we live in.

Note: It is not necessary to be a member of OCA Youth Performance Ensemble to be a member of OCA Youth.