What’s up everyone! I am excited to announce that SASC SI 2014 is only several months away and we are in need of volunteers to help make sure this program runs smoothly! Some duties of volunteers may include (but is not limited to) driving & picking up mentees, cooking, cleaning, setting up, etc. SASC Summer Institute’s objective is to build networks among high school students, college students, parents, and community members in order to promote greater access to college education for Southeast Asian American communities. Selected students will participate in college workshops, lectures, and other peer-bonding activities while staying in a UC Berkeley dormitory. SASC Summer Institute is an all-expense paid summer program that provides a safe learning environment for Southeast Asian American youth. It provides an exciting experience for students who are interested in pursuing a higher education and enhancing their knowledge on Southeast Asian issues. The dates this year are Wednesday, June 18th, through Sunday, June 22nd. There is also a volunteer training day on June 14th-15th that is mandatory for all who have signed up for Volunteer. If you can not make it to the training because of (personal issues, transportation, out of state, etc.), please fill out your reasons below. Volunteer training is important because it is the day where you will meet most of your volunteer crew, coordinators and directors for the program. You will also be learning the logistics, curriculum and responsibilities of your roles when SI days come. It’s also important that we get to know each other and have a sense of who we will be working with. We don’t want you to feel like you have no idea of what to do during the days of SI. Look for a follow-up email once you have signed up in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org In Love & Solidarity, Ay Saechao SI Volunteer Coordinator | 2013-2014 *Notes: 1.) DEADLINE is June 8th @ 11:59 PM. 2.) Housing and transportation will NOT be provided so please plan accordingly.
And this is why I don’t speak much. Always ignored, questions never answered. Thoughts are not accounted for and not recognized. My few cents are not as important as others. fuck ya’ll.
Apply to become a SASC Summer Institute mentor or mentee!
The Southeast Asian Student Coalition Summer Institute (SASC SI) is a five-day, all expense paid educational program that will take place from Wednesday, June 18th to Sunday June 22nd. The program provides a safe learning environment and opportunity for Southeast Asian high school students (specifically those tied to the Southeast Asian refugee experience, i.e. Vietnam War, Khmer Rouge, Secret War) to learn more about the college experience and Southeast Asian culture and history. Selected students will participate in college workshops, lectures, and other peer-bonding activities while staying in a University of California, Berkeley dormitory or other accommodations.
High school students of any ethnicity are eligible to apply. However, please be aware that the majority of the workshops will cater to students who relate to the Southeast Asian experience (Southeast Asian include but is not limited to Mien, Hmong, Laotian, Cambodian, and Vietnamese ethnicities).
MENTOR APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/1mTkfgC
Due Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
MENTEE APPLICATION: http://bit.ly/1i5a8yX
Due by Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
You can also access the mentor application by clicking the flyer above!
HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.