BENEFITING: HEALTH FOR YOUTHS
Eddy Dure is a student from St. John's University who H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths placed in an unpaid summer 2010 internship at iMentor (www.imentor.org). He has shared his thoughts on what a scholarship would mean to him:
"Everyday I spend three hours total in transit to get to work and to get back home. Despite the traveling expenses, and the longer days due to
the commute, I do this everyday because I am determined to get to where I need to be in life. Receiving a H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths scholarship will go a long ways in helping me pay for the first installment in my tuition payment plan, which will be an enormous relief to my parents who have to work incredibly long hours to make ends meet."
Here's just a snapshot of what our students have been up to this summer:
Just this past Sunday HEALTHY was at Van Cortlandt Park working on the greeting garden and tornado cleanup. Check out photos from the event at: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=251137&l=28c86e020c&id=175854740026
And earlier this month, students learned all about urban farming at Boswyck Farms in Brooklyn.
Check out photos at: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=247658&l=6710d02dd6&id=175854740026
There are several levels to this giving opportunity and we appreciate your support at any level. We will recognize your gift on our website as well as at the end of the summer at an event recognizing your generosity. Here are examples of the impact of your gift:
$89 Gift will purchase one monthly Metrocard for students to get to and from internship sites, social/cultural events, community service projects and weekly workshops.
$500 Gift will purchase a partial scholarship for our students or a partial SAT prep program or graduate school preparation program.
$1000 Gift will purchase a SAT prep program or graduate school prep program.
$2000 Gift will purchase a scholarship for a student that can be named in honor of the person of your choice.