Living in NYC most of my life I have been fortunate to be part of the Asian adoptee community! Growing up, having a community of adoptee peers and adults was so important to my own sense of self and identity. As a mentee with AKA's Youth and Teen Mentorship programs I had the opportunity to be part of a community where I felt a unique sense of belonging and camaraderie.
Also Known As (AKA) is an organization created by and for adoptees that builds community through its events and programs. As a current member of the board, mentor for the Youth Mentorship, and scholarship committee member, I am honored to be part of the adult adoptee community supporting adoptee youth and young adults find support and pursue their future goals as engaged citizens.
In honor of AKA's 25th anniversary, I am asking my family and friends to help me celebrate this important milestone. If you are able to donate $25, for our 25th year, or another amount big or small, I would be truly grateful!