In the fall of 2019 while dropping off a donation of footwear from Nike to a shelter, I met a 12 years old boy named David, he asked me “can you bring a violin next time”? He had shared with me it's his favorite instrument, and that it's his dream to sing and make people happy with his music. I later learned that his interest in the instrument came when visiting a friend’s house in Kent Washington.

Aware of their living situation and our limited resources, I did not know how we were going to secure this instrument for him. We had Mom’s permission before reaching out to local donors in Kenmore.

I had reached out to a church member in the music industry with this story, who told me do not worry, we are going to make this happen. Weeks later, she was able to secure a violin and a carrying case. "Life is not measured by what we own, but how we give" We were happy to be a part of David’s dream and look forward to making more dreams come true.

Finally, once in a while if the timing is right before school starts, I get to see David carrying his violin with a huge smile on his face heading off to practice.      


Is about allowing youths to connect to their inner beings, by participating & exploring enrichment opportunities & community events program. Cultivating their mind as they navigate and experience different paths in life.  Supporting them when they come to a crossroads in life, developing a positive mindset in setting obtainable goals to be the best they can be.

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