Asian Student Club At Local High School Raises Funds For Afghan Women
A local high school Asian Student Association (ASA) and the nonprofit Student 2 Student joined together on Sept. 18 to raise money for Afghan female students. Community members donated money and purchased products, bringing the total to a little over $200.
Camie Yuan, a senior at Logan High and president of ASA, created both ASA and Student 2 Student, which is a nonprofit that connects students struggling with mental health to trained peers offering support. In ASA, students learn about different Asian cultures through food, media and traditions. Yuan hoped the association would bring awareness to the Asian communities in Cache Valley.
When Yuan read an article about what was occurring in Afghanistan, she was surprised to see what was happening in such a short period of time. Her friends were unaware of the events taking place, which encouraged her to start a service project and bring awareness to the matter. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
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