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Apex For Youth

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BENEFITING: Apex for Youth

EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2014

Blaise Chow

THE STORY:

Many children in New York City come from struggling immigrant families. Their parents often work seven days a week, do not have time to spend with them at home, did not attend college, and do not know how to navigate the American education system. Language barriers and racial issues often affect their confidence in school socially and academically. Statistically, APA children are the most bullied ethic group around the country and in New York City one in three will not graduate high school on-time or at all. With limited exposure outside their neighborhood, these children have difficulty imagining what is possible for their future.

Apex for Youth delivers possibility to children from underserved Asian communities in New York City. We recruit professionals to volunteer to be positive role models for these youth. Through mentoring, education, and athletic programs, our volunteers guide and inspire our youth to overcome the many challenges they face. In our 20 years, thousands of volunteers have served thousands of youth, many returning to volunteer themselves.

My background is very relatable to APEX students.  My parents are both immigrants.  They worked full time and had rather lengthy commutes everyday back and forth Queens and Manhattan's Chinatown.  My father was an accountant to Chinatown's small business community, so during tax season, I would see them even less frequently.   Looking back at my adolescence, my relative success could have easily been derailed due to a lack of guidance and structure.  The path to a bright future should not be so whimsical.  Apex helps mentees make right decisions when no immediate role models are otherwise available.

--Photo credit to Ben Ko Photography:  http://benkophotography.com

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Blaise Chow

    $500

  • Kenny Li

    $50

  • Fiona Sloane

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Eileen Chan

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ray

     

  • Nina

     

  • Alex K. Ross

    $35

  • Mike Choi

     

  • James Choi (the one with the vest)

    $200

  • The Barzideh Family

     

  • Josielyne Pacifico

    $100

  • Sarah z

    $25

  • Daniela

    $25

  • Brandon Uy

     

  • Dylan A

     

  • Dave Chan

    $50

  • Ben Ko

    $30

  • Patricia Choux

    $70

  • Charlie & Rhys Barbaro

    $20

  • Chris G

    $25

  • Winnie and Ric

    $100

  • Winnie and Ric

    $100

  • Richard Chow

    $50

  • Dan D.

    $50

  • Simon

    $20

  • Tobey Tsai-Moy

    $25

  • Adam

    $25

  • Ken & Christine Tom

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Ray

    $100

  • HIlary Lorenz

    $25

  • Ari and Laura Magedoff

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rick

    $50

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100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Rick

Rick

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ari and Laura Magedoff

Ari and Laura Magedoff

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

HIlary Lorenz

HIlary Lorenz

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ray

Ray

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Ken & Christine Tom

Ken & Christine Tom

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Adam

Adam

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Tobey Tsai-Moy

Tobey Tsai-Moy

DONATION: $25

GO, Uncle Blaise!!! 5 years ago

Simon

Simon

DONATION: $20

5 years ago