May 8, 2012
Lia became the youngest executive producer for this type of project, and travelled to San Francisco to continue the film’s important anti-bullying message by delivering a powerful speech. The series will also debut at the New York Musical Theater Festival in July. Lia single-handedly raised 10K for “Prison Dancer,” and is currently planning a Dance-A-Thon to continue the fundraising efforts.
Ravi Chandra, M.D. of CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) writes “I was particularly struck by 15-year old Lia Yoo of Ohio, founder of a Gay Straight Alliance Club, who raised over $10,000 to help fund “Prison Dancer.” She was one of the most eloquent 15-year olds I’ve ever heard, and I just know we’ll be hearing more from her in the future. Hey Lia, just tell us when we can vote for you or buy your books! If you’re a politician, then politics just might be about healing.”
The Lake Ridge Academy community is very proud of Lia and can’t wait to see her bright future unfold!