Start A New Path

“Direction—not intention—determines our destination.”

– Andy Stanley

Most challenges today’s youth are facing can be attributed to the lack of direction, sense of belonging, and intrinsic motivation. As educators, we understand this deeply and we set out to develop a one-stop education platform to help youth lead a life with purpose and significance.

YouStrong Coalition, is a non-profit organization, registered in Texas, USA. Our mission is to develop a new generation of youth who have more love, grit and devote themselves for the pursuit of excellence. 

Ready to start the new path?

YSC becomes an Official Award Operator!

The Award provides an opportunity for young people (14 to 24 years old) to earn an intentionally recognized credential for the abilities developed outside the classroom and service provided to the community. Through the Award, participants develop important skills in leadership, problem solving, confidence and civic competence, all essential skills that YSC has championed in our community.

About us

A Network of Educators

YouStrong Coalition unites a group of educators in United States, China and other countries for the same mission: equip every youth to steward the world with character and competency.  

A Learning Community

YouStrong Coalition provides on-going learning opportunities for our community of parents and youth, including webinars, mentoring programs, community services activities and summer camps. 

A Youth Club

Most of our programs are designed for the youth and many driven and led by youth. We are here to provide them with support they need and be their advocates and champions!


Our Team

Ed Wu

CEO, Austin Texas


Ed has 20+ years of professional management experience including Sales Manager at Procter & Gamble China and Marketing Director at Dell, responsible for the global eCommerce optimization of He founded Premier Education Partners (PREP) in 2014 and has led PREP to successful growth and expansion in the past seven years.

In addition, Ed serves as the President of Huanggang High School Overseas Alumni Association, and Youth Committee Chair, and Board of Director of Austin Chinese-American Network, both a 501(c)(3) organization.

Ed holds a B.A. from Peking University in China and an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. He resides in Austin Texas with his wife and two children.

Sarah Song

COO, Shanghai China


As an expert in training youth mindset and personal effectiveness, Sarah takes delight in seeing her students grow from “I want to get in a big name college” to “I am a person who knows more about myself and this world”, and “I have more sense of the purpose of life and can work confidently towards my goals”.
Sarah shares a passion for youth development. She brings 10 years of professional training and coaching experience to YSA. Before dedicating herself to education, Sarah was a Senior Manager at Oliver Wyman, a US management consulting firm. Her professional experience also includes working for Veritas Scholars Academy, a US classical education school, Dialogue in the Dark China, and Asian Development bank.
Sarah graduated from Dartmouth College (MBA) and Fudan University. She lives in Shanghai with her husband and son.

Jiayi Zheng

Director, Houston Texas

Jiayi has over 20 years experience in the financial industry. She has an EMBA from China Europe International Business School and a PhD in economics from Chinese Academy of Sciences. She was elected the chairwoman of China Business Association Ho Chi Minh City Branch during 2012-2014 while she worked in Vietnam. She had led many charity projects in the past and participated in more volunteer activities after her moving to US in 2018. She is now taking the role of executive Vice President in Clemence Youth Foundation, which is a non profit organization dynamically supporting youth generation to develop their leadership in the community.
Jiayi lives in Houston Texas with her family.