Asian American Voices Cabin at the Highlights Foundation
Where Asian American Voices are Seen, Heard and Amplified
When visitors come to the cabin, they’ll be surrounded and inspired by the work of our community, and our Asian American voices will be seen, heard, and amplified at the Highlights Foundation. The scholarships will play a meaningful role as they support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander storytellers who inspire children through story.—Grace Lin & Debbi Michiko Florence
Sponsored by the Asian American Voices Collective
Stewarded by Debbi Michiko Florence and Grace Lin
The Asian American Voices Collective was born when Grace Lin and Debbi Michiko Florence brought together those who had attended the Asian and Asian American Voices Retreats in 2022 and 2023 to fundraise. The collective’s goal was to establish the Asian American Voices Cabin, to amplify their fellow voices and support scholarships at the Highlights Foundation.
On Building the Asian American Voices Community at the Highlights Foundation
…Grace saw it as an opportunity to create the children’s book support and friend group she never had – but needed – when she was starting in the industry. Debbi saw it as a way to build connections and grow the community. Overall, they both knew that a safe place for Asian and Asian American voices to create stories for kids was not only desired, but needed—for now and for the future, as well.
The Asian and Asian American Storytellers Scholarship and the Pacific Islander Storyteller Scholarship
The sponsorship of the Asian and Asian American Voices Cabin at the Highlights Foundation provides funds to amplify the diversity of voices in children’s books through the Asian and Asian American Storytellers Scholarship and the Pacific Islander Storyteller Scholarship.
- Provide Additional Support for the Asian and Asian American Storytellers Scholarship and the Pacific Islander Storytellers Scholarship at the Highlights Foundation
- Learn More About Sponsoring a Cabin at the Highlights Foundation