Why am I here? What am I doing here? Why am I so far away from my friends and my families? For what purpose exactly? All this unhappiness, to study?” It was a heart-to-heart conversation between our founder-Holly and a 17 years old high school student. Oliver was in his last year of high school; with all the pressures, he came to the point of doubting and questioning himself, hoping to find an answer.
Holly understood the feelings of Oliver since she was in his shoes, experiencing similar struggling time to survive alone in this foreign country. It is not only the language barriers and culture shock, but also the tough transition period to be a real adult that newcomer youth need to face and overcome. There are so many Asian youth like Oliver who need guidance and valuable resources to prepare them for the journey. Sharing valuable volunteer opportunities is the first step; like Holly said, "sometimes, helping others is helping yourself," This is where Beaver With U started its journey, helping and being there for Asian youth.