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Fly with us!


for children raised in welfare homes. 




In 2008, when he was seven years old, Hyeok had his first encounter with the YANA.

Since then, he has taken part in the Flying Happiness Program twice, attended all seasonal programs offered by YANA, and finally came to the United States as a YSAP student in 2018.


After graduating from Eastern Christian School in June 2021, Hyeok began his journey at the University of New York - Stony Brook, majoring in Health Science.


‘Hyeok, how about studying in the States?’


Although I was somewhat frightened by the suggestion made

by the director of Dongmyung Childrens’ Home,

I felt an immediate urge to seize the opportunity.


I could not speak English nor did I accel in academics.

Despite of my shortcomings, members of the

YANA family encouraged, trusted and supported me.

Thanks to their unconditional love, I flew to America,

graduated high school and started attending a university.


I suffered numerous sports-related injuries while growing up,

and there was always someone to help and treat me.

I felt a lot of warmth through all the support I received,

and was grateful that I was not alone in this world.


My dream is to help and treat those that are wounded.

I will study hard so I can end up sharing

the love and support I received with those around me.

- Hyeok Kang

Please support Hyeok so that he can fly high into his dreams.

2023 FALL - 2024 SPRING

(5/31/2024 UPDATED)

* Disclaimer

The individual fundraising goal for the YANA Study Abroad Program is based on the estimated cost of attendance calculated by their attending college. This includes tuition & fees, books & supplies, room & board, health insurance, transportation, and personal expenses. Please understand that as required by IRS regulations, any tax-deductible donation is made to the charitable organization (YANA Ministry Inc.) and not the individual (student) — otherwise it is a non-deductible gift and should be given directly to the student. For students qualified for and participating in our YANA Study Abroad Program, the IRS allows donors to state a preference of how their contribution is used and request that the gift support a particular student — and it allows the charitable organization (YANA Ministry Inc.) to fully consider that request as long as the donor understands and acknowledges for charitably given tax-deductible gifts that the ultimate authority regarding the disposition of your donation is at the discretion of YANA Ministry Inc. By using this online form, or other method described above, you are acknowledging and agree to those IRS guidelines.

Meet YSAP college students.

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for children raised in welfare homes. 

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