Colman Sun is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. He’s among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read his story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: Colman Sun
Where he’s multiplying good: Irvine, California
How he’s multiplying good: He is One in a Million. In recent times, faced by the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on the education system, Colman combatted the immense equity disparities between students due to the diverse situations each student faced at home which rendered thousands of students unable to attend classes in an equitable, safe environment with his work. Colman formed a campaign for the implementation of a Universal Pass Fail grading system to combat the inequitable educational environment currently faced by high schoolers in California and garnered over 1000 signs of support and testimonials on a petition from students, teachers, faculty, and more. He lobbied 3 local school districts in his area's boards of education to transition to a Universal Pass/Fail grading option and succeeded. Now, over 100 school districts in California have transitioned to a similar grading system, but Colman continues his work, now lobbying with state legislators and assemblymen to implement a fallback plan for the future in the event the education system is forced to transition to Emergency Distance Learning again. His work impacted many students across California (CA has 6.3 million students). Finally, Colman has been working statewide on a student bill of rights campaign under the California Association of Student Councils (CASC) where he has been collaborating with the rest of California's State Council (which he is state vice president on) to remedy the dominance of adults over students in the education system with a student bill of rights in all school districts in the state of California. The bill of rights emphasizes existing California law as well as implementing policies from the Department of Education and more. The work involved in this continues currently and he dedicates much time to this passion in hopes that it will impact the 6.3 million students in CA for the better.