This is my third year in TeenSHARP, a program that will help me get ready to attend one of the top colleges in our country. With all of the changes in the education system this year due to the pandemic, I’m particularly excited to participate in TeenSHARP’s Striver program to help me stay sharp academically and connected with a community of peers who are also striving for excellence. I look forward to growing as a leader and a student so that I can achieve my dream of becoming a student at a top college. I am writing to request your support for my participation in the TeenSHARP- Striver program this year.
Over the last three years, I have reached amazing achievements because of my participation with TeenSHARP. Since freshman year, I have taken a variety of interesting college-level courses every Saturday. During the summer of my freshmen year, I took a college course at Drexel. The following summer I started an aquaponic garden with a grant from Griptape. I have been a part of programs year round like Mighty Writers that have opened a new world of opportunities for me. I have already visited amazing schools such as Carnegie Mellon, Colgate, University of Pennsylvania, and over a dozen more.
As a TeenSHARP Striver scholar, I have and will attend virtual SAT Math and college-level classes every Saturday (9am-3pm) throughout the school year. I will work with my academic advisor to explore and apply to various enrichment opportunities that will position me better for college. I will also implement initiatives to better my community and empower my peers, such as the ALANA, a self-started club at my school for racial justice and diversity. During the school year, I will also get the chance to visit (virtually!) 20+ selective colleges where I will have an opportunity to interact with students, faculty, and admissions representatives.
I need to raise $750 to help cover the cost of my participation in the program this year. Therefore, I am asking you and other sponsors to invest in my success. Any donation would be extremely appreciated. I need to raise the money by November 27th.
I would be glad to answer any questions that you have about my participation in the TeenSHARP program to help you make your decision. You may also contact TeenSHARP’s staff (Tatiana Poladko at firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.teensharp.org for further information.
Thank you very much.
Gavriella A. Perez