We develop programs to empower and develop the leadership of the Lao Youth.
We are proud to have awarded over 60 scholarships, assisting the Lao youth in their academic advancement.
Meet our youth leaders. Lao Professionals, Mentors and Volunteers.
We proudly serve with compassion, developing and supporting programs that advance the Lao community.
Lao Youth Leaders is a non-profit organization focused on developing leadership skills and providing academic resources for the youth of the Lao community. Education is the foundation of success. The major goal of Lao Youth Leaders is to increase the number of college graduates from the Lao community.
Education of Lao Community
Percentage of Lao adults with college degree according to 2010 US Census.
High School Graduation Rate
Percentage of Lao adults graduating High School.
Percentage of Lao population age 5 and older that have limited English proficiency.
Percentage of the commitment Lao Youth Leaders are on improving and advancing the Lao community.
Are we going to sit around a campfire and sing Lao versions of “Kumbaya, My Lord?” This thought immediately filled my mind as Mr. Alan persuaded me to attend the first Midwest Lao Camp. At first, I was hesitant to accept the offer. The idea of spending my last week of summer learning and sleeping[…]
On Saturday, October 17th, LAOE Board Member and Founder/Director of Lao Youth Leaders, Mr. Alan Thavisouk was invited to speak on a panel hosted by APAICS. The panel topic was K-12 Education Policy. Mr. Thavisouk shared insights about the Lao community and his work to raise the rate of college graduates. He shared the achievements[…]
The Lao American Organization of Elgin (LAOE) and the Lao Youth Leaders were proud to have hosted the Lao Family Festival at Wat Lao Buddha Samaggi in Elgin on September 6th, 2015. The Lao Youth Leaders were able to have a fantastic performance, and the community was able to learn about what the Lao Youth[…]
The Lao Youth Leaders had a life-changing opportunity to participate in the 1st Lao Arts and Culture Camp held in Milwaukee, WI from August 8th to August 15th. This program was produced by the Lao Heritage Foundation whose mission is to educate the youth through music and the arts. A total of 30 students from[…]
Back to School Celebration Elgin Community College – Building E (park in Lot E) 1700 Spartan Drive – Elgin, IL 60123 Refreshments – 1:30 pm Program – 2:00 to 4:00 pm Strategies for Academic Success We invite all students and their parents in grades 5 to 12 to the Back to School Celebration[…]
On June 22, 2015, we celebrated the academic success of 7 outstanding students. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Lao Youth Leaders Scholarships. The event was sponsored by Lao American Organization of Elgin (LAOE) and the law offices of Fichera & Miller. Attorney Howard Miller was proud to present the awards to each of[…]
REMINDER: The 2015 Scholarship Application is Due May 31st. you can download the application here If you are attempting to upload your essay, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions