Apex for Youth, a non-profit organization that strives to help underserved Asian and immigrant children from low income families in the New York City area, is having their 5th Annual Aces for Apex Casino Night on November 15.
In addition to casino games, there will be High Roller poker tournament, open bar and live entertainment. Raffle prizes include 2 nights to Tropicana Las Vegas, a tour of ESPN campus, lunch with Bloomberg TV anchors, and more. All proceeds will go to Apex for Youth.
Founded in 1992 by a small group of Asian American professionals, Apex for Youth is a group that vows to change the situation for recent immigrant families, including Asian Americans, who have unique needs but no resources. Apex for Youth provides programs such as mentorship, tutoring, jazz and basketball programs for children from the ages of 10 to 17, giving them the tools to succeed through guidance and support. Often times, the mentor-mentee relationships that are formed often last long after the mentor-mentee program is over. Through these events, participants emerge with confidence, leadership skills, and improved self-esteem. Often times, the parents of the children have busy schedules, working six to seven days a week, and Apex for Youth tries to fill that gap for the children.
Statistics show that more than 20,000 Asian Americans under 18 live in New York City and one out of four live in poverty. In addition, one in three do not graduate high school on time or at all. There is an obvious need for social change yet less than 1% of New York City’s social service budget and foundation grants go to Asian American Associations to alleviate these problems.
Apex for Youth has been changing the lives of young underserved children for more than twenty years and we’re looking forward to the next twenty.
Apex for Youth’s casino night is at Midtown Loft and Terrace at 267 Fifth Ave at 29th Street. Tickets can be purchased here.