By Ed Diokno
“Growing up Asian in America” provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.
Every year, almost one thousand Bay Area students in grades kindergarten through 12 submit artwork, essays, poems and videos on a single theme, competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. The program was launched by the Asian Pacific Fund in 1995 as one of the largest youth celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation. It encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.
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The mission of the Asian Pacific Fund is to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area by increasing philanthropy and supporting the organizations that serve the most vulnerable community members
(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)
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