YouStrong Academy LLC

EQUIP EVERY YOUTH TO LIVE AN ABUNDANT LIFE WITH PURPOSE


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YouStrong Academy (YSA) is founded to provide a one-stop-solution to meet the educational needs of Chinese families.

JAN 8TH, 2021 – Three companies, Light 2 Path (L2P), Lehren Education, and Premier Education Partners (PREP) today announced that they are forming a single entity, YouStrong Academy, in order to provide an extensive education service to Chinese families, no matter where they are.

For too long, in pursuing the best educational experience, the holistic development of youth has been overlooked. Chinese families are looking for an educational advisor whom they can trust with their most precious treasures, their sons and daughters. YSA’s mission is to equip youth with good moral character and competencies so that they can be faithful stewards of the world. The core values of YSA’s educational model are 5Cs: conviction, community, character, calling, and competencies.

PREP was founded in 2014 to provide a distinct study abroad experience that includes homestay, community services, and outdoor adventure. Lehren Education was created in 2014 to provide premium college application services. L2P was established in 2017 to provide high-quality online English training as well as impactful camp experiences for cultural immersion. All three businesses have been run by leaders who were educated in the most prestigious universities in China and the USA and obtained extensive work experience in multinational companies.

What distinguishes YSA is its uncompromised focus on its mission, a team of experienced educators who show professionalism and love, and its foundation in three successful companies. The YSA founders envision a new world where every youth can choose their own path that can lead to their success and happiness, and most importantly, the fulfillment of their life purpose.

Going forward, YSA will integrate the three businesses under the same umbrella, develop a shared customer base and community, build a new educational platform, and welcome other service providers to join our mission and become our partners.

For more information, please visit https://www.youstrong.academy/

 

about the event:

PREP students and parents have prepared music performance and heartfelt blessings to share with the community. In this very special holiday, let us meet and celebrate on Zoom!

Oct. 2, 2020 8PM (Central Time)

Oct. 3, 2020 9AM (Beijing Time)

Watch the recording!

 

 

Continue reading “PREP Students and Parents Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival”

 

The following blog was originally posted on Brentwood Christian School, one of PREP’s partner schools in Austin. 

It can be easy in today’s climate to lose sight of all the positivity and kindness that is going on all around us. The truth is, when you turn off the television and log out of social media you will begin to see all of the amazing and wonderful things happening in our community. Today we want to spotlight an act of kindness and the difference some of our students are making in and around the Austin Area.

Premier Education Partners (PREP) is a Christian hosting program for international students who desire to gain a better education in the U.S.. PREP has a long standing partnership with Brentwood Christian School as we both believe in the importance of offering an academically rich, Christ-centered environment for our students. We have a number of wonderful international students that attend BCS and are very active not only academically, but also in fine arts and athletics. 

Continue reading “ACT OF KINDNESS”

 

Students, 

 

Tomorrow I will fly to Montana, to join a group of men, for the LeaderTrek 2020. Together we will do backpack hiking in the Glacier National Park for five days and about 50 miles. 

 

This is my third time taking such a trip in the past three years, but will be the first time in 2020 I travel by air. Almost all of my plan in 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic: winter camp, No-fear camp, climbing a 20,000 ft mountain and celebrating my 20th anniversary of marriage… … 

-A LETTER TO THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Mrs. Johnson,

First of all, please allow me to express my sincere thanks to you. Remember at the end of last school year, Brentwood Christian School offered an extra summer tutoring which required every student who had a significant grade drop to attend which lasted two weeks. I sent you an email, explaining my situation and my desire to have a restful summer. You responded to my email kindly and told me that I have your permission to exempt the tutoring. With that two weeks of resting, I was able to adjust myself and made a lot of progress during summer. I couldn’t have had such a productive summer without that two weeks for me to adjust physically and emotionally.

Continue reading “THE SUMMER MANY PEOPLE HATED”

The summer of 2020 was hard but good for me. How about you? We had our daughter’s graduation from high school pieced together in a series of small events. Our summer vacation plans got altered and I found myself at home a lot more than usual due to Covid-19. Did you experience a challenging summer as well?

I was challenged to read the book You Are What You Love” by James K.A. Smith over the summer by my school. I used my extra time at home to really dig in and read this book thoroughly. It became a highlight of my summer and helped me adjust the way I was viewing my current situation and how I wanted to choose to live daily.

Continue reading “Prayer of Examen”

I asked Ed this week if there were any students who I could interview to see what they’re doing to pass the time during quarantine. I was envisioning my blog to be about kids on video games, enjoying snacks, downtime, completing school online, and sleeping in.

My expectations were very wrong. He introduced me to David and Charlie and said I might enjoy hearing what they’re doing during this time. So, I set up a ZOOM call with them tonight and couldn’t believe my ears as they told me about how they’ve chosen to use their quarantine time. I hope you’ll be blessed by these two young men, as I was. 

Let me introduce you to these two amazing young men.

David is a junior at Brentwood Christian School in Austin. He’s lived in the United States for four years. He’s enjoying living his second year with Derek and Miranda. He really enjoys Derek’s cooking and his favorite food that Derek makes is his korean pork ribs. Sounds delicious!

 

Ever since the Coronavirus hit the United States I’ve been burdened for people in leadership who are having to make vital decisions on behalf of those under their care and leadership. I’ve been particularly burdened for Premier Education’s leader, Ed Wu, as he is navigating this pandemic that’s hit the United States with great force. I wanted to take some time to hear from him during this time so we know how to pray for him. I also wanted to expose others to the strong faith God has entrusted to lead Premier Education.

Continue reading “An interview with Ed Wu: How PREP’s Leader Responds to the Coronavirus”

Were you able to read last month’s blog What Makes a Family a Family? I was honored to interview Gina about her experience while hosting our Chinese Prep students in her home. 

Tony is one of the young men she is currently hosting and I had an opportunity to hear his perspective on family. Tony is a junior at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School in Austin, Texas where he loves studying math, physics and computer sciences. He hopes to attend a college on the east or west coast of the United States and study engineering or business.