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Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM EDT
Having witnessed the simple wins mentorship programs like the Philadelphia Suns provide youth, especially those lacking family support and guidance, Harry Leong is committed to continuing mentorship within the AAPI community. Using sports as a means to connect with with them, Harry and the rest of the Suns are cultivating lifelong charcteristics within students and young people.
Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM EDT
Dedicated to the plight of mental health patients from underrepresented communities, My Linh Vo, is determined to open the lines of positive communication and encouragement among AAPI communities and society.
Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM EDT
Rebecca Chin holds firm to her roots as a Philadelphia Sun. She believes in the organization's unique ability to use basketball as a positive guiding force for the lives of inner-city AAPI youth.
Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM EDT
Terisa Tinei Siagatonu, passionate writer and committed activist, uses her voice and the manifestation of her beliefs through spoken word to touch the lives of other Pacific Islander and minority youth, to show them the power of their own voices.
Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM EDT
Paul Kim has led Kollaboration, a Korean-American talent show turned non-profit organization that focuses on empowerment through entertainment, to critical acclaim. Despite his father's hopes for his life, Paul chose a nontraditional path to succes, but continues to believe that Kollaboration works because it has a tremendous team "[working] toward a common goal [that] doesn't quit until they've succeeded."
Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Nidhi Chanani tells her story through illustrations, imagery and color, but willingly inspires the lives of any stifled or curious creative soul -- Asian Americans and others, who are "interested in the arts, or starting a small business, or simply those who question the common path to success."
Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 11:56 AM EDT
Acceptance, acknowledgement and above all else visibility are the things Elena Chang and Suma Reddy strive for. Their work with the Asian Acceptance Project (APP) speaks volumes to their passion for and pride in the Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBT community.
Posted byon April 5, 2012 at 9:23 AM EDT
This week's "For the Win" spotlights Evan Ducker, a high school student who wrote a book to raise awareness and educate others about birthmarks.
Posted byon April 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM EDT
Laura Going shares how her mentor helped her chart her future, not just roll the dice, in this week's "Tales of Excellence, Achievement and Mentorship."
Posted byon April 4, 2012 at 12:36 PM EDT
Cora Tomalinas facilitates change in her community by actively awakening and appealing to the hearts and minds of the people -- the true meaning of People Acting in Community Together (PACT).