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ALF MISSION

#VoiceWithAction

Amazin LeThi Foundation (ALF) is a for purpose transformation 501(c)3 US based international organization that inspires Asian youth through leadership, mentoring and sports programs. We work with youth who are living and or affected by HIV/AIDS and those that identify as LGBTQ. Our mission is to provide a voice and social advocacy for everyone to participate in the advancement of equality.

ALF VISION: Our vision is for all Asian youth who identify as LGBTQ and those living and or affected by HIV/AIDS to recognize their role as leaders in their communities and to live in a world that has equality for everyone.

NEWS

Amazin shares her story of being bullied on The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders first public awareness campaign working to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community ‘Act to Change’ campaign. Read Amazin’s bullying blog – Act to Change

Advocate Amazin LeThi sheds light on invisibility, HIV-Displaced children & homelessness among LGBTQ youth in the Asian community. Read the interview – America’s AIDS Magazine

Amazin LeThi named by GLAAD as one of 7 Asian advocates advancing LGBTQ equality around the world. Read about Amazin – GLAAD

Amazin LêThi has used her athletic career as a platform to champion the causes of homeless LGBTQ youth and children living with HIV. We caught up with her on a recent visit back to Australia to discuss her road from a Vietnamese orphanage to the White House. Read the interview – SBS Australia Sexuality interview

PROGRAMS

ALF #VoiceWithAction Promise – The Amazin LeThi Foundation (ALF) #VoiceWithAction Promise has two focuses in mind – one for individuals to make a promise with a concrete action initiative to fulfill showing their support for Asian youth living and or affected by HIV/AIDS and those that identify as LGBTQ. The second focusing on companies to commit their support not only through words, but teaming up with ALF to create sustainable mentoring and leadership programs for the workplace.

Sports / Education Leadership & Mentoring Program – Focuses on Asian youth living and or affected by HIV/AIDS and those that identify as LGBTQ to develop leadership and mentoring skills. The goal is for them to have fun and gain confidence while learning essential life-long skills that they can apply to their personal and professional lives.

Student “Find Your Voice” Program – Visit schools and Universities around the country to encourage and advocate for Asian youth living and or affected by HIV/AIDS and those that identify as LGBTQ to find their voices to become strong leaders and mentors. Amazin LeThi Foundation will conduct speaking engagements, round table discussions, and allied support group forums to develop sustainable solutions and support. From this information gathering, ALF will create a detailed clear study report that will help set policy and future decision making for communities and governments.

MEET THE FOUNDER

Amazin LeThi with the USA Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in the library at their home at the Naval Observatory Residence at a private reception after the first LGBTQ Global Forum on Human Rights at the White House, 2014.

“Amazin LeThi Foundation and I believe that all Asian youth living and or affected by HIV/AIDS and those that identify as LGBTQ deserve to live in society without fear of violence & discrimination; with access to education, health support services, housing and career development so they can reach their full potential. Our goal is to inspire and empower them to gain confidence and become future leaders through life-changing experiences, while being a leading global voice in ending social stigma and getting to zero discrimination. It’s important for all of us to be a #VoiceWithAction”

Amazin LêThi was born in Saigon, Vietnam and left in an orphanage by her mother. Amazin is a transracial adoptee. Being uniquely different, she was routinely bullied and teased throughout her childhood and as a teenager. She found respite through sports and the arts.

As a young adult, Amazin was homeless for a period of time, moving in and out of different shelters. While at her lowest point and contemplating suicide, Amazin revisited her passion and love for sports and the arts, which she used and credits to this day as the driving force for helping her gain confidence and achieving her many goals and accomplishments.

In 2008, Amazin was recognized by the Vietnamese American National Gala Awards for her remarkable contribution in the entertainment and fitness industry. In 2012, the Harvey Milk Foundation referred Amazin LeThi as a guest HIV/AIDS speaker at the NPS Italia Onlus HIV/AIDS national summit in Milan. Amazin was the first international HIV/AIDS advocate to speak at the summit. During the event Amazin received national press coverage in Italy and became the first Asian HIV/AIDS advocate to grace the cover of Italy’s national HIV publication. Read More: Real Life

Today, Amazin LêThi has forged an eclectic career spanning over 20 years in the health and entertainment industry. She is a former natural competitive bodybuilder and has established herself as a celebrity health and fitness expert, where she has trained Olympic athletes, special forces, and well-known celebrities. She is also a TV/Film actress and the first internationally published Vietnamese health and fitness author. Buy on Amazon

Amazin believes in giving back and is passionate about transforming the negative social stigma and discrimination that is associated with the HIV and LGBTQ communities. Amazin LêThi Foundation created this vision specifically to make a difference and change millions of lives.

Amazin became the global ambassador for Vietnam Relief Services in 2012 and the first Asian female Athlete Ally ambassador in 2014.

www.athleteally.org/news/bodybuilder-and-hiv-advocate-amazin-lethi-joins-athlete-ally-ambassador

www.athleteally.org/allies/amazin-lethi

www.vietnamreliefservices.org

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CONTACT

For corporate, in-kind donors and organization partnership enquiries, volunteer opportunities, media interviews, speaking engagements, ALF bank details for high amount donations and any other enquiries please email: info ( @ ) amazinlethifoundation.org with your full name, country, company website and contact details.

 


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