Youth: Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Please check back for details about the 22nd Annual Youth Leadership Conference which will take place in August 2024.

The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health at Stanford University is a four-day conference hosted by the Asian Liver Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. High school students participate from all over the world to sharpen their leadership skills for effecting change in local, national, and global communities. One hundred students are selected from a competitive pool of applicants through an application-based process. Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Learn from industry experts, network, and make friends.
  2. Gain skills such as public speaking, leadership, time management, and teamwork. 
  3. Compete in a Team Health Leadership Challenge and present their projects to judges and an audience of up to over 200 people.

Conference participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading experts from diverse fields including medical professionals, policymakers, professors, entrepreneurs, and changemakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health. Students will also have the opportunity to apply the skills they gain and work together in a team outreach project.

Click here for more information and access the 2023 YLC website. 

Click here to download the 2023 YLC Handbook as a reference.

Youth: Team HBV

Team HBV is a nationwide network of clubs in high schools and colleges that are dedicated to hepatitis B and liver cancer education, awareness, and outreach through innovative activities. The high school and collegiate chapters are each supported by respective national advisory boards to enable effective collaboration and outreach by promoting resource sharing and idea exchange.

More information can be found at Team HBV.

2022 JoinJade Youth Ambassador Program

Thank you for your interest in the Stanford University Asian Liver Center Join Jade Youth Ambassadors Program!

What is the JoinJade Youth Ambassadors Program? 

The JoinJade Youth Ambassadors Program helps high school students leverage their interests in technology, medicine, fine arts, design, and media to develop solutions aimed to promote hepatitis B and liver cancer awareness.

Selected high school students (interested students must apply) will collaborate with Asian Liver Center staff, interns, and volunteers to develop awareness projects geared toward increasing testing, linkage to care, treatment, vaccination, and elimination of stigma/discrimination. 

Who can be a JoinJade Youth Ambassador? 

Self-motivated & independent individuals are invited to fill out an application. 

The JoinJade Youth Ambassadors program is designed for high school students only. Interested college students may consider applying for one of our year-long or summer internship programs. More information can be found at ALC internships

What is the time commitment? 

Program duration will be the Spring 2022 semester (January to May 2022). Ambassadors will be expected to attend Orientation on Sunday, January 29, 2023. The time commitment expected for this program will be 8 hours a week. They will work on proposal development and project implementation with the mentorship of Asian Liver Center staff via check-in meetings. 

How can I be a part of the JoinJade Ambassadors Program? 

Applications are now open. The deadline to submit your application is on January 6, 2023. Applications can be submitted earlier than the deadline. Students can find the application here.

Students will be expected to answer short answer questions and provide a letter of recommendation. More information on submitting a letter of recommendation can be found in the instructions of the application.


 For more information on the JoinJade Youth Ambassadors Program, email Cara Cahambing at or Nancy Masuda at