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Youth and Teen Programming

Through fun and interactive activities using literature, visual and performance arts, and multimedia, kids and teens have the unique opportunity to participate in an array of cultural art classes, workshops, and camps. Important themes include Asian and Asian American history, contemporary issues, diaspora studies, and multiculturalism.

Register now at austintexas.gov/parksonline or register in person at the AARC.


Asian American Youth Voices Rising!   •  Fall 2022 •  Saturdays • FREE

cartoon drawings of a young girl and boy.

An 8-week leadership academy for Asian American youth, ages 10-14  to learn of Asian American history through award-winning graphic texts. Learn about Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese American histories, record your family’s oral history and create digital videos and stop-motion animation using new technologies! Hosted by the Asian American Resource Center with support from Humanities Texas, Asian Texans for Justice, and Center for Asian American Studies. Participants who complete 7 out of 8 sessions will receive a set of five graphic novels and a certificate of compleition from the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Asian American Studies. Snacks provided. All sessions will be at the Asian American Resource Center, in person, at 8401 Cameron Road. 

AGES: 10-14 (as of October 2022)

DATES/TIMES: 8 Saturdays (October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, and December 3), from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

DEADLINE: October 01, 2022

APPLY: Application Here

**** UPDATE 8/29/22 Application Slots are Full - please reach out to aarc@austintexas.gov if you have any question and are interested in joining the waitlist. ****


AARC Youth Program Registration

Walk-in Registration is available during the AARC’s regular business hours.

Online Registration is available for most programs/events except for Youth Spring and Summer Camps. To register online, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department. Account creation is required for new enrollees. If you have previously enrolled in a Parks and Recreation program before, please call us at (512) 974-1700 to get your account information.


Youth Registration Form

Adult Registration Form

Parent Manual (English) | Parent Manual (Spanish)

Permission to Give Medication Form

Tour/Field Trip Request Form

Tours and School Field Trips 

The AARC offers school tours on a case by case basis that highlight Asian America by connecting the facility and its history to broader cultural themes. To inquire, please email us at aarc@austintexas.gov.