This is my 2nd year in Youth Action, a program that will help me become a socially responsible leader in my community by giving me the opportunity to plan and accomplish civic engagement projects throughout Philadelphia. With all of the changes in the city and our world this year due to the pandemic, I’m particularly eager to participate in Youth Action’s program to help me stay informed, empowered, and capable of creating change. I look forward to growing as a person, leader, and student through the mentorship and support of Youth Action. I am writing to request your support for my participation in the Youth Action Inspiring Leaders program this year. As a Youth Action student, I will attend virtual sessions on leadership, community service, and professionalism for 2-3 Saturdays each month (2 hours-long) throughout the school year. I will work with my program advisor to explore and combat the issues my community faces, as well as to hone my project management, service, and communication skills. I will use the skills these sessions teach me to implement initiatives to better my community and empower my peers for years to come. at least $200 to help keep the Youth Action programs alive, which includes the cost of Saturday training sessions, immersive site and guest speaker experiences, and of course funding our own service projects to give back to the community. Additional expenses include transportation, food and beverage, and audiovisual equipment. 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 [February 13th]. I would be glad to answer any questions that you have about my participation in the Youth Action program to help you make your decision. You may also contact Youth Action’s staff (Helen Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org ) or visit Youth Action’s website for further information.