The Problem

Bullying, including within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, has severe social, mental, and physical consequences on youth. These range from feelings of isolation, internalized self-hate, and even suicide. 

The Roots

  • White Supremacy and The Model Minority Myth
  • Xenophobia and Racism
  • Homophobia,Transphobia, Misogyny and Toxic Masculinity
  • Inadequate Resources
  • Intergenerational and Intercultural Barriers

Our Mission

Act To Change is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to end bullying for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth.

Our Pathway to Change

  • Support youth and their communities in responding to and preventing bullying

  • Elevate public awareness and center youth voices around bullying within the AAPI community

  • Connect with youth directly to provide culturally responsive services, tools, and build youth agency

  • Advocate for systemic change through policy and advocacy

Our Vision for the World

We envision a world where all youth, including within the AAPI community, have the opportunity to grow up feeling proud and supported in the development of their identity and sharing of their stories. Act To Change continues to empower students by advocating for systemic change and providing resources to promote healthy communities.