By William Zhou
I was one of the older students in the Summer Youth Leadership Program, but age didn’t stop me from meeting new friends.
About two months ago, when I graduated from high school, I realized that I probably won’t see some of those people ever again. However, SYLP is sort of different. The people are local and should still be around.
Listening to Carolyn Yuen and Thach Nguyen was really inspirational. They proved that people can do whatever they’re interested in and still be successful. Most importantly, they are happy with what they’re doing. Coming from a traditional Chinese family, my parents want me to grow up and work a white collar job. I’m not saying that I don’t want to, but I’m still figuring out what I’m interested in. When I grow up, I want a job that I’m going to look forward to working every day. I want a job that my parents can still be proud of me for. I don’t want a job that would just make them happy. Read the full story