Through platforming voices and turning ideas into action, we're building the community space for the next generation.
Yo! Media is the parent organization, providing a home for our various groups, initiatives, and events. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our core mission is to establish a vibrant community space for the next generation, where we uplift diverse voices and catalyze innovative ideas into meaningful action.Visit our Channel
Through a seven-day overnight experience, carefully crafted curriculum, an all-star staff, and a little bit of camp magic, Yo! Camp provides a special experience for youth in the Japanese American community by providing a safe, hands-on environment for family fun, personal discovery, and life-lasting memories.Learn More >>
Yo! Magazine is our online publication that serves as a platform for thought-provoking opinion pieces. With a focus on identity and culture, our blog provides a space for emerging voices to share their perspectives on a wide range of topics.
Yo! Accelerator selects an annual class of projects and provides our services, training, and support through an two-year program cycle with additional support and fiscal sponsorship beyond.Learn More >>
Yo! Records is dedicated to showcasing local talent and fostering community connections through the promotion of emerging artists.
Ambie (she/her) is a Shin-Nisei born and raised in Central California with Kansai pride. She loves anything delicious, arts and crafts, and spending time with her pets.
Andrew Takahashi is a 30-year-old closet otaku who loves biking, eating, and playing video games. In his spare time, he works as an environmental engineer. CHEEHOOO.
Halle is a second-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley who's just Trying Her Best. She loves talking, tarot cards, taiko, and other things that don't start with a "t."
Hiro Edeza, a history graduate with minors in Asian American and museum studies from San Francisco State University, now teaches English in rural Japan while staying involved in the Japanese-American community, with plans to return soon.
Justin (he/him) is a Los Angeles-based Trojan alum currently navigating grad school, adulthood (yikes), and finding ways to stay connected with cultural roots. You can often find him en route to the next best street taco stand or in Little Tokyo. (Fight On!)
A yonsei/shin-nisei who discovered her appreciation and passion for the JA community during her time in college. Full-time corporate girl; part-time snowboarding/hula dancing/beach-going enthusiast based in Torrance, CA.
Lisa Aihara is a visual artist and writer based in Los Angeles. A mom of two, Lisa draws (pun intended) inspiration from her own life, her sense of humor, playful art style, and her knack for storytelling to create an emotional connection. Find her online at www.lisaaihara.com.
Born and raised in Gardena, CA, Michelle has a passion for education, food, social deduction games, and dogs.
Nicole (she/her) is a yonsei/gosei that is passionate about community building, hair dye, and pop culture. Based in Los Angeles, with her heart in Little Tokyo.
Shin-Nisei born and raised in Torrance, trying to find the perfect medium of being Japanese and JA. Constantly on the quest for the best boba and french fries.