Belated 10-Year Anniversary!

Sending Love to Taitung, Taiwan

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In an age where everything seems to be digitized and the world is connected through a mere phone screen, it’s easy for us to pretend that we are aware of the circumstances beyond our own sheltered lives. Even as we keep track of current events through news articles and social media, we are still out of touch as we watch from behind screens, oceans away. We readily accept what is easily available and digestible to us from the media, but we can’t truly understand how it’s like to live in their shoes—we can only sympathize. There is a very clear disparity between those who have the power to observe and those who are experiencing the struggles firsthand.

It’s not until we commit ourselves, get our hands dirty, that we can truly understand how fortunate we are. Through programs like GYP, taking that initial step to take a glimpse into the lives of children in under-resourced countries or under difficult circumstances, we can be more compassionate and empathetic of other youth around the world. This year, the proceeds of our fundraising concert are going to Kids Alive International, a non-profit committed to providing care to orphans and children with disabilities. Kids Alive International has centers across the globe, and the donations from our concert will be specifically going to Nantou, Taiwan. The Puli children’s home in Nantou provides children with love, education, vocational training, and a safe and welcoming community above all.

GYP is a rare window into the world beyond our own, and it has helped me develop a deeper connection to the world around me. I’m grateful for this opportunity to be able to not only help improve the lives of others, but also better understand our world and be thankful for the privileges that I have. Cheers to 11 years of GYP and counting, and I hope you will support us as we strive to use music as a medium to help make the lives of youth around the globe more equitable.

Grace Tan

                GYP Event Chair



 Visiting GYP members
(From left to right) Coming soon!


Belated 10th Years Anniversary!

Fundraising Concert "Sending Love to Nantou, Taiwan"

  When: October 16, 2022 at 3:30 PM
  Where: Center of Performing Arts, Recital Hall, Santa Clara University (at the corner of Lafayette and Franklin)
  Address 114 Franklin Street, Santa Clara, 95050

Concert Charter:

Coming soon!

                          Event outcome:  A fundraising concert raised $11,742.27 while incurring expense of $2,442.27, yielding a net amount of $9,300.00.

                                                              GYP remitted $9,300.00 to Kidsalive, Tantou, Taiwan. Donation acknowledgement is shown here.

         Team picture coming soon!
   Profiles of Team Members.

Aaron Su,  T-shirt Designer   
Aaron is in 8th grade. He started playing piano in 2nd grade. This is his first year in GYP. He looks forward to helping people in need.

Amanda Xiao, Event Performer   
Amanda is a junior at Monta Vista High in Cupertino. She has been playing piano for eleven years, and she's excited to be back for her second year as a performer to improve the lives of less privileged children around the world. Aside from piano, she enjoys drawing, exploring different fields in computer science, and listening to music.

Amanjyoti Mridha,  Event Performer   
Amanjyoti Mridha is a senior at Monta Vista High School. He has been playing the violin since he was 5. Besides music, he is passionate about math, science, and technology, being part of his school's robotics and research teams. Some of his hobbies include art, table tennis, and swimming. He hopes to make a difference as a member of GYP by using music to help those in need.

Erika Wu,  Event Performer   
Erika is a junior at Lynbrook High School. She has been playing piano since she was 5 years old and this is her third year in GYP. In her first year, she was a non performer and helped set up the stream, and in the past two years she's been a performer at SCU. Along with music, she enjoys learning about STEM and competing in DECA conferences outside of school.

Ethan Eisler,  Event Performer, Ticket Designer  
Ethan is a sophomore at Monta Vista High School. He has been playing piano for two years. Besides music, he also studies computer science and robotics. He is glad to be participating in GYP this year.

Grace Tan,  Event Chair   
Grace Tan is a junior at Monta Vista High School and has been a member of GYP for four years now. She has been playing piano for 10 years now and is excited to use her music to help under-resourced communities through GYP. In her free time, Grace enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, and reading.

Hanson Bai,  Event Performer   
Hanson is currently a sophomore at Monta Vista High School. He has been playing the piano for 8 years and this is his second year at GYP. Outside of music, he enjoys learning math and computer science, and doing puzzles in his free time. He is glad to have the opportunity to help people in need through music performances.

Joyce Yang,  Event Performer   
Joyce Yang is an 8th grader at Challenger School - Middlefield. She has been playing piano for 7 years, the violin for 3 years, and the recorder for fun. Joyce has attended various recitals and enjoys classical music, especially music made by Debussy. She enjoys art, swimming, tennis, and microbiology(mycology). This is her first year at GYP, and she is very excited to participate in performing.

Lucas Wang,  Event Performer   
Lucas is a musician from Cupertino who will be majoring in music starting in the fall of 2023. His main instruments are the piano and the guitar, which he has been playing for 11 and 5 years respectively. Aside from music, he also enjoys sports and fitness. This is his first year in GYP and is looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the table.

Rohit Sriram,  Social Media Manager   
My name is Rohit, and I am a senior at Saratoga High School and I have been playing piano since I was in kindergarten. This is my first year at GYP where I'm hoping to become treasurer. Besides playing piano, I enjoy making stop motion videos, coding, and hiking. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part in this endeavor and helping people who are less fortunate.

Smriti Rangarajan,  Event Performer   
Smriti is currently a junior at Monta Vista High School interested in pursuing a career in Finance. She has been playing piano since first grade and this is her second year playing piano for GYP. She also enjoys public speaking, drawing, and going on walks with her friends. She is excited to use her musical abilities to help those in need.


Yichen (Ethan) Li, Event Performer,  Event Performer   
Yichen (Ethan) Li is a freshman at Monta Vista High School. This is his ninth year playing piano and his first year in GYP. Other than music, he enjoys playing water polo on the school team and going camping with his Boy Scout troop. He looks forward to performing on GYP concerts and supporting communities in need through music.