Dear CASPY Community,
Due to the lasting effects of COVID-19, we have decided to hold CASPY in an online format this year. This may open up opportunities for you and your children to attend the event, no matter where you are living. Please be patient as we develop a new curriculum suited to the remote event. We thank you all for your ongoing encouragement and support.
Welcome to the Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth (CASPY) at Yale University! Our names are Ernestina and Kevin Li, and we are thrilled to be CASPY co-coordinators for 2020! We were previously the Media and Talent Chairs and CASPY has been one of the most meaningful commitments during our Yale years.
A joint project of the Chinese American Students Association (CASA) and the Taiwanese American Society (TAS), CASPY is a bi-annual cultural event held on Yale’s campus that seeks to inform Chinese adoptees and their parents about Chinese culture. Two times a year, in the spring and the fall, we invite you to join us for a full day of fun activities and events in our Kids, Teens, and Parent Programs.
Participating children are paired with Yale “Big Sibs” and placed into the Kids and Teens Programs. Highlights from past programs include Night Market with games and prizes, Calligraphy Workshop with Professor Su Wei, and different culinary activities with delicious food. Parents attend meaningful panels and discussions to connect with each other and to explore the many faceted topics surrounding adoption.
The date of CASPY Fall 2020 is tentatively set for Saturday, October 28th, 2020. Go to the “registration” page to sign up! CASPY Fall 2020 will be held remotely this year, and our team is currently working on making this virtual event as awesome as possible for everyone. 🙂
CASPY is a great opportunity for adoptees to connect to one another and learn more about Chinese culture and identity in a fun and relaxed setting. We strongly believe that early, positive exposure to Chinese culture and the Asian-American / Chinese Adoptee communities can be extremely formative. Plus, we guarantee that you will have fun!
We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you so much for your support – it means so much to us.
Ernestina Hsieh and Kevin Li
CASPY Co-Coordinators 2020
The Asian American Cultural Center for sponsoring us!