Alana Bennett's School Year Abroad! (SYA)
Team Member: Tamanyka Booker
EVENT DATE Jul 27, 2014
Jessica Bennett wrote -
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
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