Youth Group Wins Visit to White House
A Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) youth group’s video submission was chosen as a Champion of Change honoree by the White House. As a result, the group has been invited to Washington D.C on April 5, 2012.
The group, which is seeking donations from the community to fund the trip to the White House, has set up a crowdrise page which as of press time showed that $1,010 of the $8,000 goal had been raised.
In the video entitled, “My Voice – Their Stories,” the teens shared their own story of immigrating to the United States. They talk about the difficulties of communicating in a new language; the challenges of finding a community here in the U.S.; and the anxiety of being immersed in a new
Champions of Change is part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative that seeks to recognize ordinary Americans who aim to make an impact in their communities.
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