Remembering So-Youn Kim
Oasis For Girls has lost one of its own. So-Youn Kim, our former, beloved BAYAC/Americorps Middle School Program Coordinator, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2009. She fell ill while serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco.
So-Youn passionately and vibrantly played an integral role in the lives of many girls in the South of Market and the city at large while at Oasis from the fall of 2007 through the summer of 2008. From coordinating anti-homophobia and sexual harassment workshops for the entire student population at Bessie Carmichael Middle School, to bringing high school girls for a campus tour of her alma mater, Stanford University with a special Jamba Juice treat, So-Youn brought endless amounts of energy, joy and passion with her every day.
She had an unending commitment to the girls, to activism and to social justice. Up until the day she left, even after her service ended, she was emailing staff to continue to share resources for girls.
So-Youn will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.