North Irvine teen Allison Wong is passionate about doing good! When she was just 11 years old, Allison self-published a novel, using the proceeds from her book to purchase toys for children at a local hospital. How many 11 year-olds do something like that?
Allison has always used her creativity to give back. In fact, she has been teaching junior high school students at KidWorks University in Santa Ana how to create bullet journals. These journals allow students to draw calendars, set agendas, and establish personal goals.
Allison is also committed to exposing children to coding at a young age. As someone who became interested in computer coding during high school, Allison has made it her mission to teach coding to young children in underserved communities.
To that end, she designed a 40-page booklet with engaging activities and is currently distributing the booklet to organizations throughout Orange County and Los Angeles.
In addition to her local volunteer work, Allison is a 2022 Technovation Global Girls semifinalist, having worked as part of a team to create an engaging app in the form of a game to help educate youth on how to react during natural disasters. Allison is now helping kids learn about this global competition in an effort to encourage them to learn more about coding.
Allison has also established her own 501(c3) nonprofit, Hope2Help. The mission statement reads: “Although we can’t help everyone, everyone is capable of helping someone.” The organization distributes her coding activity booklets, along with personal hygiene kits for girls in underserved communities.
To learn more about Allison’s work, visit https://www.hope2helpu.org/.
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