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Taiwanese Youth Arts Foundation, Inc.
Last updated on September 7, 2017

The Taiwanese Youth Arts Foundation (TYAF) provides environment and opportunities for the young generations to learn Taiwanese languages and culture,
promotes the understanding of Asian history and appreciation of different backgrounds,
and engages in cultural, educational, social, and charitable activities and community services.

The TYAF is the major funding resource for the Washington DC Taiwanese School (WDCTS). WDCTS is a heritage school and offers Mandarin and Taiwanese classes for students from pre-school to 12 grades. WDCTS also offers Japanese classes for adults and several extra-curricular activities such as Chess, Erhu, Violin, Yuan-Chi Dance, Aerobic Dance, and Tai-Chi.
The TYAF is engaged in the following Cultural and Charitable Activities:

  1. Sponsor the Outstanding Taiwanese American Youth Awards, in the Great Washington D.C. and Baltimore Metropolitan Area, to the youths (9th to 12th grade) who have outstanding achievements in Arts and Literature, Performing Arts, Athletics, Leadership, Academic, and Participation in Taiwanese Community Activities.
  2. Sponsor the Summer Taiwanese Teachers Workshop.
  3. Celebrate annual events, including the Lunar New Year, Taiwanese American Heritage Week, Mother’s Day, Harvest Moon Festival, and Winter Solstice.
  4. Support regular Taiwanese School and Taiwanese American Association (TAA) activities such as Mandarin and Taiwanese Speech Contest, Taiwanese American East Coast Summer Conference and Thanksgiving Banquet.
  5. Sponsor and support many cultural activities such as Taiwanese puppet show, Taiwan Fun, and Review of the History of Taiwanese Movies.
  6. Participate in charitable activities and community services, such as raising funds for disaster relief (e.g., 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief and Susan G Komen Race for the Cure).

  7. Contact people:

     Kueiling Chen, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
    Chien-Yuan Kao, Board President, (phone), (email)
    Jesse Meng, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)

    Main office number: (301) 279-6866


     10110 Lakestone Place
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (See a map)

    Web Site: http://tyafdc.org/
    Last updated on September 7, 2017

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