Chinese youth club talent show to be Dec. 21 in Carmel Valley

The Youth Care Club of the American Chinese Cultural & Educational Foundation will host a talent show, featuring music and dance, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Harvest Evangelical Church in Carmel Valley.

The money raised will go to help underprivileged students in villages in China. Many school-age children are not able to attend high schools because they cannot afford tuition.

The YCC Talent Show has been an annual charity event for the past five years and is a showcase of the local students’ artistry in music, dance, and martial arts. Some of the student musicians and dancers are award-winning young artists.

YCC has more than 200 members from 12 local high schools and middle schools in San Diego. YCC members organize various fund-raising events each year to help poor, rural Chinese students. YCC students reach out to local business enterprises, organizations and individuals for donations to sponsor this event.

“Last year’s talent show was a great success,” said Michael Ai, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy, one of the organizers of this year’s talent show. “Instead of supporting two students in China, we were able to support four girls from poor villages in China. YCC will continuously support them until they finish their high school educations.”

The YCC students also actively participated in many community service events, including Feeding America, Father Joe’s canned food drive, the Salvation Army Thanksgiving and Christmas meal services, the San Diego Children’s Film Festival, the Balboa Park International Food Festival and December Nights, and performed at numerous senior centers.

Harvest Evangelical Church is at 13885 El Camino Real, San Diego. Snacks and water will be served. Call 858-519-7059.

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