Who We Are
Our strong adult and student teams at the Hands of Youth provide many opportunities for growth in the community. To us, serving the community is essential for a sustainable future.
The Couplo Collaboration:
The Couplo Collaboration, otherwise known as Couplo Canada,
Directors at the Student Hands of Youth Association
George Wang | Founder of Hands of Youth
Welcome to HYSA! It is George and I would love to thank all the staff and students who have supported us through the years. Our program focuses a lot on services and support for the community so building up a vital workplace is essential.
This program was started about 2 years ago when I was in grade 9 at Lord Byng Secondary School. At first, this was an idea designed to help elementary students learn from older peers but as it turned out, our program now has various jobs!
Jasmy Liu | General Secretary at Hands Of Youth
Our Non-Profit HYSA is proud to have Jasmy Liu on our team. Jasmy is a student from WPGA and brings a wealth of knowledge and potential, making her an invaluable asset to our organization. We look forward to the contributions Jasmy will make in her new role and the impact she will generate for our team.
Constance Yang | Vice-President at the Hands of Youth
HYSA is a nonprofit organization that helps to provide young people from underprivileged backgrounds with the resources and support they need to reach their full potential. We are dedicated to creating a community of individuals who are passionate about making a positive difference in the world.
Our mission is to empower, inspire, and motivate our members to reach their highest aspirations. We are especially proud of our latest member, Constance Yang, who is a student from Mulgrave. We can’t wait to see the amazing things she will achieve with our help.
James Wang | Director of IT Operations at the Hands Of Youth
HYSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged students realize their full potential. Our mission is to provide students with the resources and guidance they need to succeed in their academic and career pursuits. We provide mentorship opportunities, hands-on learning experiences, and scholarships to help our students reach their goals.
Our founder, James Wang, is a student at WPGA and is committed to making sure that everyone has access to the same educational opportunities. He works tirelessly to find ways to make HYSA’s mission a reality and ensure that our students have the best chance of succeeding.
Angel Wang | Director of Event Operations at the Student Hands of Youth Association
Hi, I'm Angel! I am a grade 10 student at YHS and a director at HYSA. Although I don't have much experience with leadership, I have lots of experience working as a team as I'm a part of my school band and an orchestra. I'm especially passionate about creative writing, so I'm constantly writing stories and working on new projects with friends. This has helped me learn the importance of communication both on paper and in real life. One of my hobbies is reading books on magical realism, and I hope to publish a book one day.
Rebecca Ren | Chair At Hands Of Youth
Hello, my name is Rebecca Ren. I am the executive director at HYSA with more than 7 years of experience in leadership. I am extremely passionate about organization and leadership and am always eager to take on new challenges.
Throughout my years, I have had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, which has allowed me to develop a diverse set of skills. I pride myself on my ability to lead, organize, and manage and I am always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that projects are completed to the highest standard.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, designing, and playing music, which I find to be a great way to unwind and recharge. I am also a strong believer in the importance of continuous learning and am always looking for new opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
Shirley Yang | Treasurer At Hands Of Youth
Shirley Yang is an accomplished and dedicated leader. With over 4 years of experience, Shirley has a provided track record of success and is highly respected in HYSA.
One of Shirley's greatest strengths is her ability to manage and savour the resources we have, a talent one needs to lead such a program like this one. She has a talent for accounting and brings everything to its highest potential. Under her work, we achieve the greatest amount of quality.
Yunica Wang | Secretary At The Board, Hands of Youth
Hello! It's Yunica. I'm the secretary on the board, which makes me responsible for taking meeting notes and etc to make sure the organization functions smoothly.
I am currently a fourth year student at UBC, looking for a master's degree. I love studying, reading, and shopping!