We invite you to become part of a movement across the nation.
Young Filipino-American leaders are making great strides in
politics, culture, entrepreneurship, education and civic engagement.
There are approximately
4 million Filipino-Americans
in the United States.
Fil-Ams make the
2nd largest Asian American
population in the country.
The largest concentration is in California, followed by Hawaii.
The 2010 census showed that
Filipinos are now Hawaii’s
largest ethnic group.
In the Philippines, despite challenges recently brought by natural disasters,the World Economic League Table in its 2013 report, predicted that by 2028, the country will become one of the world’s 30 biggest economies.
With the proper guidance and support, the Filipino-American is on its way to becoming the
most influential ethnic group in the United States.
How can such potential be achieved?
Reach for the Summit
The Fil-Am Young Leaders Summit intends to bring outstanding young leaders from all over the country to empower, inspire and discuss solutions on how to advance Fil-Am advocacies.
Invited FYL Program delegates come from different backgrounds – education, arts and culture, sports, entrepreneurship, politics, and has a denominator that brings them all together: they all breathe Filipino.
One of the objectives of the Summit is to educate our youth – why Filipinos act a certain way and if the stories are true across the nation. What happened in our Philippine history that made us who we are today?
Did you know that a generation of Fil-Ams discouraged their children from using Filipino language upon migration to the United States – to fit and blend in, to ‘have a better life’? Nowadays, we see Filipino representation in car stickers, in clothing design, in businesses, in leadership, etc. These are the topics we want to dissect.
Leaders in the community now recognize the potential of Filipino-Americans as a powerful force in community-building.
What the Summit can harness from great minds coming together – God only knows what. More importantly, in the journey of self-discovery, how can one give back to the community?
We invite you to join us.
With much love and aloha,
Fil-Am Young Leaders Program Delegates
2012 FYLPro Delegates:
Melissa Apuya, Sacramento
Louella Cabalona, Chicago
JR Calanoc, San Francisco
Greg Cendana, Washington D.C.
Alex De Ocampo, Los Angeles
Angela Cabellon, Maryland
Francine Maigue, San Diego
Steve Raga, New York
Michael Vea, New York
2013 FYLPro Delegates:
Julien Baburka, Chicago
Nico Barawid, Tennessee
Rex Brown, Daly City
Randy Cortez, Hawaii
Anthony Guevara, Texas
Melissa Medina, Washington D.C.
Rachelle Ocampo, New York
Maria Bea Querido, Seattle
Dennis Rodriguez, Guam
Edward Santos, New York
”For me, Fil-Am youth should not be indifferent to the community around them. They have to be involved somehow. Volunteer. Contribute. Register and vote. Become an indispensable part of the community. We don’t aim to radically change tradition and create a wider gap among the generations. We aim to be heard – as leaders of today, and like what my fellow delegates say – with solidarity and one voice.”
Fil-Am Young Leaders Summit, Chair
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: (808) 291-9407
FilAm Young Leaders Summit Hawaii, 2012 FYLPro Delegate
Read on: It’s a great time to be a Filipino Now, FilAm Observer Aug. 2012