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Blaise Chow's Fundraiser:

Apex for Youth NYC Half 2015

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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 unpredictable.  Apex helps mentees make right decisions when no immediate role models are otherwise available.


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

--Please contact john.chen@apex-ny.org for info.

$2,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • kmo & millim

    $100

  • Blaise Chow

    $250

  • Tom and Janice Blackburn

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • James Choi

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • NE Pats Fan

    $50

  • My Trinh

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Christine McNicholas Doyle

    $50

  • Bobby Liu

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nina Un

    $100

  • Emily Eng

    $20

  • Ben Ko

    $20

  • Jonathan & Ivy

    $250

  • Patti, Ray and Harper

     

  • Joseph Wong

    $100

  • The Barzideh/Tabibian fam

    $100

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90% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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The Team: $12,788 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Chu

Amount Raised

$7,257

 

73% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Blaise Chow

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

90% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sonia Low

Amount Raised

$1,550

 

103% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lynne Guey

Amount Raised

$1,530

 

102% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nao Terai

Amount Raised

$126

Fundraiser Title

John Wall

Amount Raised

$75

Donor Comments

The Barzideh/Tabibian fam

The Barzideh/Tabibian fam

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Joseph Wong

Joseph Wong

DONATION: $100

Keep up the good work!!! 5 years ago

Patti, Ray and Harper

Patti, Ray and Harper

5 years ago

Jonathan & Ivy

Jonathan & Ivy

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Ben Ko

Ben Ko

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Emily Eng

Emily Eng

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Nina Un

Nina Un

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Bobby Liu

Bobby Liu

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Christine McNicholas Doyle

Christine McNicholas Doyle

DONATION: $50

Good luck Blaise ! 5 years ago