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The Sixth KCCAA Community Service Award

In 2010, the Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage primary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop stronger awareness of public service and to participate actively in community service. In the past five years we have seen an increasing number of young students involving in volunteer works, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund.  This year will be the sixth year we give out awards, and the three categories will be as follows: first place award: $300; second place award $200; third place award: $100.  

This award may be offered to any primary or secondary school student in the greater Kansas City area and any qualified student may apply.

An applicant must:

1.    Be an elementary or secondary school student (grades 1 through 12).

2.    Have participated in some form of voluntary work or community service (without compensation) during the past year.

3.    Submit a one page application letter (letter size or A4). The application statement should include the student’s name, school, and contact information for school; a description of the community service experience; the student’s reflections on lessons learned from that experience; name and contact information for the supervisor of the community service experience.

Applications must be received by January 15th, 2016. The Education Committee of the Kansas City Chinese American Association will review the applications and determine the final list of awardees. The awards will be presented in a ceremony to be held during the KCCAA Chinese New Year Gala on January 30th, 2016 at JCCC Yardley Hall.

The Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) is grateful to Waddell & Reed Financials and Ivy Funds for generously providing funding for this award.

Please submit applications to by January 15th, 2016.



为鼓励大堪城地区中小学生培养公共服务意识,积极参加社区服务,堪城中美联合会于2010年特别设立年度KCCAA社区服务奖。在过去五年中我们高兴地看到在KCCAA Youth Hope Fund带领下,越来越多的年轻学生投入到义务服务。今年是我们第六次颁发社区服务奖励,本年度一等奖奖金300元;二等奖奖金每人200元;三等奖奖金每人100元。






KCCAA社区服务奖金由Waddell & Reed Financials暨Ivy Funds提供赞助,在此一并感谢。


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Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest For Youth, University Students, and Adults

Information and Registration Form

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas, the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Kansas

And the Kansas City Chinese American Association

Preliminary Competition by Video Submission Due

Friday, January 15, 2016 8:00pm

Final Competition January 30, 2016

9:00am to 11:30am, Awards Ceremony at 12:00pm

Johnson County Community College (exact times to be confirmed)


Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in a Chinese program in any K12 school, university, or Chinese weekend school (or homeschool Chinese program), and adult learners are eligible. All contestants must be recommended by their respective Chinese language teacher (can be parent/homeschool teacher).

Please email the form below (can be in the body of an email) as instructed. Contestants should then submit a video entry by uploading it onto YouTube using the “Unlisted” privacy setting, then email the link to your video to

Here is a link to the YouTube help page on Unlisted videos:

In your email with the link, please include the following text:

By emailing the link to my “Unlisted” YouTube video, I hereby give permission for Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest judges to view and judge my speech competition entry.

The top contestants in each division will be invited to compete in the finals at Johnson County Community College on January 30, 2016.

Technical requirements:

Please record your video in MPEG-4. Do not add background music or other sound effects; Do not use PowerPoint, props, or other visual aids; Outdoor or indoor backgrounds are acceptable. A quiet environment, with as little ambient noise as possible, is recommended. Videocamera angle should show the speaker’s head and shoulders (or from the waist up).

All speeches should be memorized and delivered in Mandarin Chinese without notes, printed materials, or Powerpoint. The contestant should compose his or her original speech. Speeches may quote other authors’ works but the majority of the work should be original. The contestant’s teacher may check the accuracy of the speech and suggest edits consistent with the student’s level of training.  

The speech time limits and themes for each division are listed below.

It is the responsibility of the contestant’s teacher to place each student in the most appropriate category commensurate with the student’s training.  The organizing committee, however, reserves the right to disqualify a contestant who provides false background and training information.

Division I: Grades

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