Throughout November and December, REACH members collected toy donations from Winter Park, Cypress Creek, University, Lake Nona, Olympia, Freedom, Dr. Philips, and Lake Mary high schools. Together, REACH collected 984 toys and donated them to Harbor House and Frontline Outreach! Visit here for pictures and an article from AsiaTrend!
On November 7, 2015, REACH members attended the AAHC Student Achievers Award Ceremony at Orlando Fashion Square. Five REACH members won AAHC Scholastics Awards, with Corey Hsiao winning the Preservation of Culture Award as well. REACH volunteers helped with setup and teardown, while REACH members Julie Ng and Amy Likamwa emceed the event. Click here for pictures!
On November 7, REACH volunteered at the first annual Festival Indonesia. Held at the Orlando Fashion Square, the event boasted excellent Indonesian cultural dances, music, Indonesian foods, and more!
Click here for an article and here for pictures from the event!
On October 17, 2015, the REACH Dragon Boat Team raced in the Walgreens International Dragon Boat Festival at Bill Frederick Park. Despite being both the youngest and lightest team, REACH rowed a 2:31:51 time, setting a new team record!
For more, click here to read an Asia Trend article about the team and click here for some more photos from the race!
On Sunday, August 30th, from 2 to 3 p.m., Mr. Robert LeVine enlightened listeners at the Y.E.S.S. Center in the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Mr. LeVine discussed picking a college, college applications, financial aid, and more! The turnout was great and listeners definitely learned a lot!
On June 27th, REACH members partnered with CHARGE to offer a dragonboat workshop at Lake Fairview. Click here to view some pictures from the event!
This May, REACH participated in the annual Asian Cultural Festival at Fashion Square mall to fundraise, perform, and to help out! The annual festival celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month and was a blast! Click here and here for some pictures of the event!
My Life in China was featured by the Florida Film Festival for two screenings on April 11, 2015, and April 17, 2015. The Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Asia Trend Magazine collaborated for a free reception for director Kenneth Eng from Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 14, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmat the Y.E.S.S. (Youth Enrichment and Senior Services) Center at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. Everybody was thrilled to meet the director and connect with various Asian American community leaders! For more information on the documentary, visit www.mylifeinchina.org
On February 22, REACH participated and volunteered at the annual Lunar New Year Festival. This year, both the parade and the festival were held by our sponsor, the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. This spectacular parade was followed by a 5-hour festival at the Orlando Fashion Square lobby stage, complete with cultural dances and exhibitions. There were lots of spectacular performances, yummy food, and cultural arts. REACH had a blast fundraising by selling fish balls and sesame balls and having the opportunity to be in the parade. For pictures, click here.
During this year's toy drive, REACH was able to bless many underprivileged kids. With Cypress Creek High, University High, and Winter Park High all working to get many donations, we collected over four hundred toys!
On December 20, REACH helped Frontline Outreach Youth and Family Center (a premier early childhood education center in Orlando or urban youth) to pass out toys and serve meals to underprivileged children. It was their first time working with Frontline, and they had a great experience. Click here for some pictures of the event, and here for a summary of the event.
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