December 30, 2021
American Girl selected AAPI Youth Rising as the partner organization for the American Girl 2022 Girl of the Year! Corinne Tan is the first Asian American GOTY and we are so honored to be the 2022 GOTY partner organization with American Girl!
Like many of us at AAPI Youth Rising, Corinne finds the courage to speak up when faced with xenophobic comments. Through Corinne’s stories authored by Wendy Wan-Long Shang, we learn about love in our homes, being proud of who we are, and advocating for positive change.
In March, 2021, we organized the AAPI Youth Rising Rally where many brave youth raised our voices. Then we launched the ONE/180 pledge in support of at least one day of Asian American history + culture to be taught during the school year. We also organized the Our Diverse Voices youth art showcase in support of learning about our diverse histories.
Representation matters and we are so happy to be a part of this year’s announcement with @AmericanGirlBrand! In an effort to make positive change, American Girl is donated to @AAPIYouthRising’s ONE/180 pledge! Watch our announcement on Good Morning America here.