BENEFITING: Chinatown People Progressive Association Inc.
EVENT: 2017 Chinatown Bikeathon
EVENT DATE: Jun 17, 2017
Please support me in riding the Chinatown Bikeathon for the Chinese Youth Initiative! I'm super stoked to be riding a third year in a row! CYI has made me the awesome person I am today. It's helped me learn to become a confident leader and to see how I can make change in the world! I learned much about the community and people in Chinatown and I have learned to be able to stand up for myself and ideas. Because of how much my involvement in CYI has impacted me to grow as a person, I want to raise money to help sustain a program that will help other future activists and organizers grow! I'm also super excited to be involved with CYI this summer! I know its gonna be a blast and I would love your support of me and my team!
Please consider donating any amount that is possible! Any amount that is donated goes towards sustaining the youth program and working towards making a difference in the community and its youth!
The funds raised from the Chinatown Bike-a-thon directly support youth programming. The Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI) provides internship opportunities to high school aged youth from the Greater Boston area, combining an Asian American Studies curriculum with hands-on community service and organizing projects. For over more than 20 years, CYI youth have played crucial roles in the campaign for a Chinatown library, voter registration drives, support for immigrant workers’ rights, establishing the first Chinatown Youth Platform, advocating for public transit and much more. This year, youth have already won a city-funded feasibility study for a Chinatown Library. CYI graduates have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, planners, artists, community organizers, and entrepreneurs, all working to make a difference in Boston and in the world.