Participants in last year's Youth CAN culmination. (J.K. Yamamoto/Rafu Shimpo)

Kizuna will host the Youth CAN culmination, a night to celebrate future leaders of the Japanese American community, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Ave. (at Third Street) in Little Tokyo.

Students will present their culmination projects and share their experiences in Youth CAN. Friends, family and community members are invited. Doors open at 6 p.m.

“The Youth CAN program is geared towards high school students and supports Kizuna’s mission of empowering young Japanese Americans to advocate for the community,” said Craig Ishii of Kizuna. “Through providing workshops facilitated by community leaders and giving students the opportunity to implement projects developed by college-age supervisors, Youth CAN provides hands-on experience for students to learn how they can make difference in the community.”

Everyone is asked to bring a food item or beverage. A list of items is available. For more information, contact Lucy Truong at

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