SAUTI YETU CENTER FOR AFRICAN WOMEN via Crowdrise
July 29, 2013
BENEFITING: SAUTI YETU CENTER FOR AFRICAN WOMEN
Sauti Yetu’s GELI program is seeking to raise $5,000 in 5 weeks to provide educational scholarships for undocumented immigrant youth.
In 2007, Sauti Yetu, which means, “Our Voice” in Swahili started the Girls’ Empowerment & Leadership Initiative (GELI) to respond to the needs of newly arrived high-school age African girls in New York City. By increasing immigrant girls’ access to educational and leadership choices, Sauti Yetu believes that immigrant girls are poised to realize their aspirations and hopes.
Immigrant youth come to the United States with hope for increased educational opportunities. However, despite this promise of progress through education, adolescent immigrant youth may face challenges associated with or linked to acculturation, English language learning and interrupted formal schooling in their countries of origin. Further many undocumented youth cannot have access to Federal financial aid because of their immigration status. Although students may graduate from high school with high grades and have strong SAT scores, their higher educational options are limited because they cannot afford to pay for college. Raised funds will be used to support Sauti Yetu youth participants to pay for college tuition and other educational costs.
Be part of helping students achieve their dreams NO MATTER what their immigration status. Your financial support will provide students with financial resources to reach their educational potential and achieve their dreams.
Sauti Yetu is located in the Bronx and Staten Island. For more information about Sauti Yetu contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.665.2486.
Visit us at www.sautiyetu.org