Hello to friends, family and those who have somehow stumbled across my next adventure -- I'll be running my very first half marathon on behalf of Apex for Youth!
Apex for Youth has been an incredibly important part of my life since joining three years ago. Apex for Youth is a NYC-based non-profit that recruits young professionals like myself to be inspiring role models for Asian-American youth who come from immigrant or lower income backgrounds. We focus on the three C's: helping our students become confident, college-ready adults who give back to their communities.
My mentee is an awesome 15-year old who just entered her first year of high school. She's hilariously funny (watch out for her Tik Tok videos), extremely talented at singing (we wrote a song together!) and has mentioned that she hopes to be like me when she grows up. I'm so proud of my role in her life and that she sees me as a strong, independent and most importantly, happy individual who she aspires to be like.
I'm running this half marathon for Apex for Youth but I'm also running it for my mentee, who has always pushed me to challenge myself with the uncomfortable and unknown -- whether that's playing basketball with her or singing a duet. Hopefully, this is another accomplishment she'll be proud of :)
Thank you for your support and see you at the finish line!
For more details on Apex, please visit https://www.apexforyouth.org/