MDA Legacy Scholars
Purposes: The Needs for Scholarship
Learning Service Program: Our youth program offer service-learning opportunity for all high school and college students. Our program focus on culture preservation (traditional dance, music, and language classes), mental wellness, and promo education. Additionally, our youth program provides resources and experiences for youth to engage in civic and community activities that increase their capacity to be inclusive leaders, develop a sense of collective responsibility, and take action for social change, advocacy, and racial equity.
Mental Wellness and Bridging The Generational Gap: Mental wellness program results in positive youth/elders in our community. Positive youth development program that empower youth to reach their full potential as leaders who demonstrate and promote equity and inclusion within their learning environments and communities. Our program is youth centered and designed to allow youth to actively participate in learning about their culture, identity, embrace their culture/community, and equity-focused practice to increase their understanding as the next-generation leadership and advancement of community interests. Our youth get the chance to bridge the generational gap with our community elders through arts and mental wellness program. As future community leaders with linguistic, cultural knowledge, and refugee service provider, they will be called upon time and again to assist mainstream healthcare providers, ostensibly to provide billable service for language and cultural interpretation. We know that in reality to take on the enormous and complicated tasks of information, education, prevention, recovery support and culturally-informed interventions in outpatient (ie, “real world”) care.
The Legacy Awards 2022
Gloria Eban, 2022-2023 Legacy Scholar
Missy Ksor, 2022-2023, Legacy Scholar