After one year of hard work, we finally decided to celebrate Rising Youth Association’s first year by having a banquet for volunteers! We treated our hard-working volunteers to food, games, and a short awards ceremony to give thanks to the people whom RYA could not exist without.
Along with speeches by our directors, our volunteer coordinators from Salvation Army and Main Street gave heartwarming speeches to tell us of the impact that our volunteers have made on their communities and their children. Performances by IHS Resonance made the event much more special and heartwarming. RYA’s new San Jose chapter was also officially announced, with more speeches from the co-presidents and directors.
This year’s banquet was a true success which allowed volunteers from all over the Bay to meet with each other and connect with each other. It couldn’t have been done without immense support from our volunteers, directors, coordinators, and, of course, our catering sponsors, Bunbao Fremont and Who’s Tea. Make sure to check them out!