My name is Nicole Resendiz, I am a junior at Denver South High School and a member of Minds Matter. Minds Matter of Denver is a non profit organization meant to help less financially stable students prepare for college through a variety of activities. Along with tutoring for major tests, SAT and PSAT, the programs offers its students the chance to visit colleges through summer programs.
Each student is given a grants of $2500 for the program and flights, yet students are encouraged to enter programs that offer college credit, of which are considerably more expensive, therefore often times additional funding is often required. I have become very interested in a program at Ringling College of Art and Design for computer animation. The program lasts for 4 weeks during the summer months. During those four weeks we will have chosen a major to focus on, as I said mine is computer animation. We also get to participate in two electives that correlate to the major above, where I will learn skills to help complete the major of my choosing.
The school has given me a grant of $1,500, yet that and the grant I get from Minds Matter does not cover the total cost of the program, which is $6,320 which leaves $1,820 left unaccounted for, not including travel costs. Computer animation is a career path that I am deeply enamored with, as computer animation provides a way for me to tell stories.
My goal in life is to make people happy, and I believe that telling stories is one of the best ways to do that. Which gets to what I would like to ask of the Denver South Alumni Group. If your group could help me raise a portion of the remaining balance I would be extremely grateful, I would also love to volunteer in any way to convince your organization of my gratitude. Thank you for your time.