The Children and Youth Learning Initiative (CYLI), began offering programming in 2004. It is a grant funded program hosted by Alfred University that brings area middle and high school students to campus for hands-on educational programming that focuses on encouraging college attendance. The cooperation between CIAU and CYLI began in the year 2009. CIAU instructors have introduced China and Chinese culture with various activities to students from Andover, Belfast, Bolivar-Richburg, Canaseraga, and Whitesville. CIAU will continue this workshop and commit to letting more students know about China.