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2014 SPECIAL SESSION I

14200421D
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5172
Offered September 3, 2014
Commending AASuccess.
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Patrons-- Kory, Keam and Simon
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WHEREAS, AASuccess, a nonprofit youth organization in Falls Church, strives to educate and mentor Asian American students in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and provide them with the knowledge to achieve success in school, careers, and community leadership; and

WHEREAS, founded in 2006 to promote volunteerism and award an annual scholarship, AASuccess quickly grew to include opportunities for life skills development, professional development, and internships; and

WHEREAS, in 2012, AASuccess established the Life Skills Academy, the ARC360 Civics Project, and a job training center; the Life Skills Academy helps students identify and cultivate unique, personal skills and offers guidance on self-discipline, stress management, good decision-making, personal accountability, and health; and

WHEREAS, through the ARC360 Civics Project, AASuccess enables students to put the knowledge learned in the Life Skills Academy to practical use by managing annual service and awareness projects; students in the program develop ethical and humanitarian values while enhancing the community; and

WHEREAS, AASuccess has achieved its goals due to the hard work of numerous dedicated volunteers and many generous donations from local businesses, organizations, and individuals; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend AASuccess for its work to help Asian American students in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area serve the community and acquire the skills and knowledge to become responsible citizens and leaders; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Dave Nguyen, executive director of AASuccess, as an expression of the General Assemblyís admiration for the organizationís contributions to the Falls Church community and the Commonwealth.