Alex's Achievers is a Finish Chelsea's Run team led by me, Alex Caratti! I'm a Chelsea's Light Foundation (CLF) 2012 Sunflower Scholarship recipient.
I was able to attend Cal State San Marcos thanks to the Sunflower Scholarship. As a college graduate with a degree in Applied Physics, I can now give back.
The thing that really got me through the long nights of statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and quantum theory were the people at CLF. I did not want to let them down. They made a lasting impression on me. Taking us scholarship recipients in as their own children, they checked in on us. Asked how we were managing college. They remembered our birthdays. Took us to baseball games. Sent us care packages during finals week with snacks, CD mixtapes, and letters. The relationship I have within CLF helped me to push through it all.
It's hard to overstate the confidence a student receives knowing that someone else, much less an entire organization, has contributed some of their own money to help you reach your dreams. The monetary support was crucial and lifted a massive burden from my shoulders.
That's why I'm here now with my team. I'm asking you to consider making a gift to my team so we can help the next wave of students realize their dreams just like I did.
Any amount would be greatly appreciated because we know and believe every little bit helps.
Thank you so much!