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Alana Bennett's School Year Abroad! (SYA)

Organized by: Jessica Bennett

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EVENT DATE Jul 27, 2014

THE STORY:

School Year Abroad ("SYA") is a prestigous organization which consists of 4 programs - SYA China; SYA France; SYA Spain; and SYA Italy.  Only 60 students nationwide are accepted into each program annually.

Alana successfully completed the rigorous application process and in August leaves for Viterbo, Italy (outside of Rome) for her Junior year in High School. (Additional information on SYA-Italy can be found here.)  

While the decision to have Alana study in Italy was a difficult one to make, we are so proud of her accomplishments and couldn't allow this opportunity to simply pass by.  This will be an unforgettable experience, but more important, are the growth, increased self-esteem, and level of responsibility that Alana will acquire which will help her prepare for college and position her to give back to her community.

Needless to say, there were many factors to consider, one was the associated costs.  Aside from tuition, there are various things that need to be cared for as Alana prepares for Italy, including airfare and a spending account that she is required to have.  To assist with these expenses, we are sponsoring a raffle together with our friends at Jesse's Shear Genius Beauty Salon.

For a donation of $5.00 you receive 1 ticket for a chance to win one of the prizes below. 

  • 1st Prize   2 Tickets to a Broadway Show w/ Dinner
  • 2nd Prize  Complimentary Event @ The Suite Spot; Montclair, NJ
  • 3rd Prize   $100 in Services @ Jesse's Shear Genius Beauty Salon; South Orange, NJ

For only $10.00, you receive 3 tickets. And for every $5.00 above a $10.00 donation, you receive an additional 2 tickets (i.e. for $15.00 you get 5 chances to win). Any of these prizes make great gifts, too!  *When you make a donation online, be sure to include in the "Comment" section your contact information so that we can arrange for you to receive your tickets..

The drawing will take place during an "Indoor Cookout", as a thank you for your support, which will be held on Sunday, July 27th @ 2:00-5:00pm at The Suite Spot, 695 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ.  *Drawing @ 4:30 pm. Winners need not be present.  

With sincere gratitude and appreciation,
The Bennett Family

SYA in the Headlines:

First Lady Obama Visits SYA

$1,270

 

21% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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  • The Butler family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tracy Johnson

     

  • The Ted Garrett Family

     

  • The Gonzalez Family

     

  • Nita Persson

     

  • Angel Turner

     

  • The Gonzalez Family

     

  • Judi Carter

     

  • Inger Dobson Slade

     

  • Tamanyka Booker

     

  • Martha McNie

     

  • Cousin Troy & Cousin Wendy

     

  • Nneka Bennett

     

  • Allen & Linda Feggan

     

  • Gordana Curovic

     

  • Barrington and Paulette Stewart

     

  • Brianna and Mom

     

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Organized by

Jessica Bennett

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,270 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jessica Bennett

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

21% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tamanyka Booker

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Brianna and Mom

Brianna and Mom

All the best to you, Alana, in your SYA Italy experience! Get out there and soar!!! 3 years ago

Barrington and Paulette Stewart

Barrington and Paulette Stewart

3 years ago

Gordana Curovic

Gordana Curovic

Congratulations and Good Luck, Alana, Love Gordana 3 years ago

Allen & Linda Feggan

Allen & Linda Feggan

Let this be the beginning of a life long journey of learning and travel!! 3 years ago

Nneka Bennett

Nneka Bennett

Congrats Alana!!! I'm so proud of you!! I love that you're getting to travel at this age – it'll be amazing. 3 years ago

Cousin Troy & Cousin Wendy

Cousin Troy & Cousin Wendy

Congrats Alana we are VERY proud of you and your achievements. Always remember that the choices you make today will setup your tomorrow! Go, learn, love, live, be wise, have fun, and choose life... 3 years ago

Martha McNie

Martha McNie

Good Luck Alana, Love, Martha McNie 3 years ago

Tamanyka Booker

Tamanyka Booker

CONGRATULATIONS ALANA...BEST WISHES ON YOUR JOURNEY!!! 3 years ago

Inger Dobson Slade

Inger Dobson Slade

Good luck Alana, God bless you and keep you always - Inger, Kelvin, Corrine, and Cassie Slade 3 years ago

Judi Carter

Judi Carter

Judith Carter & Carole Johnson, 52 Moreau Ave., Freehold, NJ 07728 3 years ago

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