Nakaya Davis via Crowdrise
November 28, 2011
BENEFITING: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS
EVENT DATE: Nov 28, 2011
My name is Nakaya Davis and I am a 11th-grade student at Auburn High School in Rockford, IL. I was recently interviewed and accepted to participate as a member of the People to People Student Ambassador Program. I will be traveling to Italy, France, Austria, The Vaticans, and Switzerland, in the summer of 2012. This program promotes international understanding while building leadership skills among America’s youth. The 20-day experience includes meetings with government officials, interaction with other students my age, educational activities, and home stays with host families..During this program, it is my desire to broaden my leadership skills, experience new cultures and learn how they operate. As I travel, I will enhance my education by learning special insights into Medieval History, Literature and lore of the United Kingdom, Government, Scottish history and heritage, and Intercultural Studies. Upon my return, I plan to share my experience with my school and church. As an Ambassador, I have the chance to earn academic credit because of the many educational elements in my program.
I am currently seeking financial sponsors to help me with tuition, and hope I can count on your support. In case you haven’t heard of People to People, please allow me to share some history with you. President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the organization in 1956. He believed that if people from different cultures could come together in peace and friendship, so eventually could countries. Since its founding, People to People has launched many international programs, including Sister Cities and Project HOPE.
The program tuition is $7000.00, which includes all transportation, accommodations, meals, and educational activities. Is it possible for you to assist me by making a contribution? Any amount would be appreciated. I plan to give a speech and share my journal, photographs, and experiences with contributors upon my return. Please know that contribution of any kind would be an investment into my future and would be greatly appreciated.