CAPAYCoalition for Asian Pacific American Youth
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Following speeches by the city's Director of Parks and Recreation and the president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association-New England, Tinyan Chan--a high school CAPAY youth leader--then spoke to the crowd of predominantly community elders, association leaders, and city officials about the importance of the younger generation's participation:
With the memorial project completed in spring 2007, the Asian American Studies Program, together with CAPAY, initiated a two-year educational project with CHSNE in order to continue involving youth with Mount Hope, and to more fully address Tinyan's fundamental critique of her own and her peers' education in "never [being] taught about Asian American history.
In fall 2007, CHSNE, AsAmSt, and CAPAY received funding from the national Save Our History (SOH) program of the cable television network The History Channel, which has the purpose of engaging young people in the preservation of their local history.