Hi my name is Kiani Puu-Blackstad and I am fundraising to go to the National Youth Leadership Conference held in Washington D.C. The NYLC selects students with in the country who's excelled in school; it was an honor for me to have been nominated as one of these students. The NYLC is an event that is about a week to two weeks long and during that time I will be able to meet the U.S Congress and House of Representatives. This event also allows the students to get one on one time with a college counselor who would be able to offer advice, college planning, suggested colleges, and we would even be able to tour college campuses around the area. This program would provide 25 college credits at the end also. I want to go to the NYLC because I want to be able to have that experience in meeting the Congress and getting that one on one time with a college counselor. I believe that going to the NYLC will provide more experience, knowledge, and great opportunities for me in Life and for my future goals.