EVENT DATE: Aug 04, 2013
Hi! I am a 7th grader at Robert F. Wagner Middle School and have been nominated to represent my school and community as a member of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council in Washington, D. C. I am reaching out to you because my dream is to go to this Conference to experience and learn from this incredible program which will enhance my leadership skills.
The Congressional Youth Leadership Council nominates exceptional students from around the country to attend an experiential educational program. Please see this website for more information: www.cylc.org.
As you can see, this will be a wonderful experience for me, enabling me to interact with many prominent men and women whom most of us only read about in the news.
Attending this program will help me to further my interest in the field of medicine and reach my career goals of becoming a doctor of psychiatry or a brain doctor. I maintain a 98% (A+) GPA, am involved in ARISTA, my school's honor society and was recently awarded this opportunity to represent my school and city at this Conference.
My participation in the Conference depends on whether I can raise $ 2,850.00 in sponsorships. (The Conference tuition is $2,114.00 and my travel to the Conference will include $150.00 for food and incidentals and $586.00 for travel). I am investing every dollar I can of my own money to make sure I don’t miss out on this unique experience and am also taking on extra jobs to raise the funds I need. In addition, through my family, friends and neighbors, I have already raised $480.00.
That leaves me with a balance of $2,370.00, and I am hoping that our friends, family, and businesses will consider assisting me with all or some of these costs. I also have contacted all the businesses in my neighborhood with similar fundraising requests. My tuition must be paid no later than June 26, 2013.
I can't thank you enough for your consideration and your interest in helping me pursue my dreams! I also have a Powerpoint presentation I could present to you and others, and I would also be happy--after the Conference-- to report back to you about everything I learned and gained from the experience and how I believe it has helped me further my goals of becoming a great leader in the future.
Please contact me or my Mom at 646-262-8700 or you may contact the Congressional Youth Leadership Council at 866-483-1074 for any further information.
Thanks so much again! You are the best!