Act To Change is here to remind our youth that you are not alone. Your voices, stories, cultures, heritages and histories are all part of America.
Kids and teens are bullied everyday in schools and online. For centuries, the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community has been pushed to the sidelines, considered to be outsiders who have to continually prove that we belong. AAPI youth are bullied for their appearances, skin color, accents, food and more.
Unfortunately, many AAPI youth who are bullied face unique cultural, religious, and language barriers that can keep them from getting help. Act To Change envisions a world where every child can grow up feeling safe and celebrated in their identities.
On May 18, 2023, Act To Change rallied over 40 cities, states and jurisdictions, over 100 community organizations and dozens of influencers and leaders against bullying and hate.
We convened with trailblazers, supporters, community members and youth activists at our first-ever Gala event to honor exemplary leaders and uplift youth voice. Together, we gave a strong reminder to our youth: your voices matter, and you belong here.
of Asian American youth reported being bullied
of AAPI youth express anger over the current anti–AAPI hate
of youth tell an adult about bullying incidents
of Asian Americans experienced or witnessed an increase in cyberbullying in 2020
cases of anti-AAPI discrimination reported since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic
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