Champions of Change
Rebecca Chin has been a member, leader, and creative talent within the Philadelphia Suns, a volunteer-led, youth organization, which focuses on community building by offering educational, cultural, social, athletic, and service opportunities for Asian American youth, since high school. The Suns' use of sports and service to develop personal responsibility and a culture of teamwork and healthy competition left an indelible impression on Rebecca. As an avid athlete and University of Pennsylvania graduate, she has experienced firsthand the correlation between cultural identity, sports and personal excellence, and the tremendous positive impact on both the individual and community. The strong relationships forged from the organization can be summed up in a commonly echoed phrase, "Once a Sun, Always a Sun." Rebecca is dedicated to creating opportunities for the Suns' members, especially young women, to challenge society's notion of themselves through sports and community leadership, and to help them develop the confidence that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.