Words from 2015 Summer Camp Volunteers
Kevin Yu: The PEACH foundation creates a mutually enriching experience for both young underprivileged teenagers from rural China as well as over privileged Chinese Americans. The success in the volunteer experience is reflected in the high return rate for volunteers as well as a long list of success stories from students who have been able to achieve economic mobility. There are two parts to the aid PEACH provides its dependents. First, there is financial assistance focusing on a single message, “stay in school.” The second is a unique camp experience where American and more privileged Chinese families come to give open ended lessons to the dependents for seven days every year. The later is a highly unique exchange of perspectives leading to fun, excitement, camaraderie, competition, and education. Great experience，A must try.
Haifang Yun: Moving experience, I wish I had more time with.
Krystal Mach: PEACH has helped me open up and take risks, on my first day, I was nervous that I wouldn’t get my students to like me, and that I would be a bad teacher. After this long week, I learned to push myself and make new friends.
Marina Yao: Teaching at Peach is a meaningful program that our family has experienced. It is a learning progress for both the teachers and the students, and through the camp, we establish long lasting bonds.
Canice Wu: PEACH has a wonderful program. It has been a rewarding experience. My and my children’s perspectives are changed forever. Thank you PEACH.
George Wang: This week has been a great learning experience for me and for the students. They need confidence and the camp delivers.
Chin Wang: I remember some great moment of summer camps, I have attended over 40 years ago, such as parachute dumping that have pushed my limits. I believe the PEACH summer camp experience will have profound impaction the PEACH kids’ life.
Rachel Yao: PEACH is a life changing experience for both teachers and students. I am very gratitude to have had this opportunity to instill braving, confidence, and happiness in my students.
Adrian Yao: PEACH is rarely thought of a summer camp among us, but more of an opportunity to reach out and help kids who actually need it.
Michelle & William Tai: These children are clearly used being overlooked. When they at school in the large classes at home where their opinions do not matter, they blossom at PEACH with all the individual attention in the small class sighs and discussion of self in EQ. In one week these children can discover themselves.
Ivy Chang: What a heart fulfilling experience, no word can express it, you have to come and enjoy by yourself.
Sing-I Chou: Being a volunteer at the Peach Foundation’s Summer Camp has been the most rewarding and inspiring experience for my family. Join us and be part of the PEACH family for a life changing experience.
Lin Sun Hoffman: The program does not just help local students, more importantly, it is a very rewarding experience, I also learned a lot from my students of their farm life.
Angela Yang: Vacationing and traveling are very different in nature. Every year I make time to travel doing volunteer work. It is a valuable opportunity to rediscover myself and count my blessings.
Ann Wang: PEACH Summer Camp is an opportunity to elevate oneself in human kindness. I wish for more people to join us in service.
Frank Chin: Giving is receiving.
Jonathan Lu: Through the experience of PEACH Summer Camp, I have a deeper understanding of the phrase, “giving is better than receiving.”
Robin Lo: In addition to taking care of yourselves and your own family, share your love with the PEACH students. These children come from extreme poverty and long for some love and care.
Jane Yang: All great journeys start from a single step. Please join PEACH Summer Camps, where we learn with the students and create happy memories. We emphasize the importance of education regardless of the challenges in life. Most importantly, we guide these students to face life with positive attitude.
William Qin: The world will be a better place when we offer more love, care, understanding, and compassion to these children.
Aline Chen: Our love will change the lives of these children, who were abandoned by society.
Jeff Jeng: The PEACH Summer Camp is an experience of soul and humanity
Lien Chou: This was truly a learning experience for us, the volunteer teachers. We witness the human kindness that many people had forgotten in their daily lives.