I tell little girls everywhere that they can do anything
I’ve been incredibly blessed throughout my four years of high school. There were many challenges and obstacles presented to me, but for the most part, I’ve had the greatest support system through my family, friends, and community.
When speaking with my grandparents who were visiting from Korea just before my graduation ceremony, my grandfather proposed that I donate the money I received from my recital/graduation party as a way to give back to others since I have been so blessed with monetary scholarships from so many people. I wholeheartedly agreed. Not only did my community give me the greatest experiences but I met the most amazing people. This has been my home for 7 years and I couldn’t think of a better way to thank my community.
I wanted to give back to organizations that firmly believed that women can be anything they want to be—something that I am very passionate about as throughout high school I have often been told “You can’t do that,” and “Women should be quiet not leaders.” I tell little girls everywhere that they can do anything they set their minds to and it breaks my heart that there are places out there in the world where women cannot receive the same kind of opportunity or will receive harsh treatment just because of their gender.
I wanted to give to the Global Campaign for Education-US because it is an organization that shares my values and works to ensure that all children—regardless of gender—are given the opportunity to succeed. It made my heart happy to donate to such a dedicated campaign.
--Sunny, GCE-US Supporter
Sunny is headed to Albion College in the fall to double major in Violin Performance and Communications.