Corey Johnson wrote -
The Imagine Scholar local operations in South Africa cost around $2400 a month. I was talking with a very generous and creative gentleman about this challenge, and he came up with an unbelievably awesome suggestion. He said he would match all donations that come in this month up to $1200. To say this is an amazing opportunity for our organization would be an epic understatement!
In this spirit I ask you to please help us take full advantage of this incredibly generous offer. There has never been a more pressing or rewarding time to help out some amazing kids. Each dollar you donate will in effect be $2. I really can’t tell you how much we appreciate all the support of our crowdrise family, I can say with complete sincerity we couldn’t be here without you.
Bonus Thank You*
Donate $25- Receive a personal thank you email from one of the Imagine Scholar students. We just got computers so this could very well be the first email the student has ever sent. What better way to hone their e-communication skills than by showing you their appreciation.
Donate $50- Receive a hand written thank you post card from South Africa. You can hear first hand what the student learned this month.
Donate $100- Receive a unique handmade craft from one of the students. One of our educational pillars is creativity, and this leaves us with some really cool stuff, and we only have so much space at the Education Center!
What is Imagine Scholar?
Imagine Scholar provides unique, personalized education to promising and motivated youth from disadvantaged communities in South Africa’s rural Nkomazi region. We strive to effect profound change on individual lives and empower the next generation of African leaders through creative, multidimensional development. Imagine Scholar aspires not to help students merely get by, but to give them the tools to be the difference makers of their generation and bring about lasting change in their communities.
Imagine Scholar’s primary program is the Imagine Academy, an intensive four-year, twice-a-week after school mentorship program for select secondary school students. We also provide study help and personal support outside of class in order to give the students every opportunity to succeed. We began working with our first class of Imagine Scholars in August 2010. Going forward, we will accept ten 9th graders each year, building to a total enrollment of 40 scholars preparing for professional achievement and success in the wider world. We envision a network of current and former Imagine Scholars fostering each other’s growth and acting as inspirational examples for the community.