At Mother’s Choice,
we believe that even the youngest in our community
can play an active role
and when young people have the chance to serve their communities,
Let’s hear from our Youth Leadership Council school member!
Alina, HKIS Chapter, Youth Leadership Council
My name is Alina Fowler. I’m a current senior HKIS and I am the leader of the HKIS chapter of Mother’s Choice, and I’m also a member of the Youth Leadership Council.
I first got connected with Mother’s Choice because I’m adopted from there, so Mother’s Choice has always been super special to my family. So, throughout high school, I found it very important to be able to reconnect and volunteer there.
My most memorable experience with the YLC is probably the Hope Anchors event that I was able to volunteer at, where we were able to welcome Gary back to Hong Kong. And more independently from the YLC, I was able to give a TED Talk in March 2021 speaking about my adoption, and I also worked on putting together a video documentary on adoption for my high school community gathering.
My hopes and dreams for the YLC and Mother’s Choice is that we can continue to raise awareness for adoption and continue to help those that are in need.
Started in 2015, the Mother’s Choice Youth Leadership Council is a youth centered advisory group designed to provide leadership development for student members as well as facilitate teamwork, build youth confidence and strengthen student skills with problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
If you are interested in starting up a Youth Leadership Council in your school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, please visit www.motherschoice.org/en/take-action/student/