I wanted share with you all that I’ll be putting together an essay contest for the Senior AVID (Advance Via Individual Determination) students at my alma mater high school. It’s one way that I’ve been meaning to give back to my school/community. Theses are students that are usually disadvantage students, come from a low income family, and just needs that little push to prepare them to get into a university.
I’m also a former AVID student and I didn’t think it would be possible for me to get into a university, let alone finish & get my degree. But I did! Thanks to the AVID program.
I’m trying to raise at the least $50. I was originally going to come out of my pocket on tihs, but the funds are low on my end. Then I got the idea to share this with as many people as I can. If you’re interested in donating please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your name and the amount you plan to donate (This will allow me to keep track & thank you personally). You can DONATE by clicking the CHIP IN button to the RIGHT hand corner which is connected to our Paypal account to donate any amount you choose.
To show that this isn’t a scam, I will document, take pictures etc. These are things I was going to do originally even if I was going to donate the full amount on my own.
Rules for the essay contest: The AVID Seniors will have to type a 1-2 page essay to an essay question of my choice. The winner will be rewarded an award, and the amount of money donated in a form of a gift card. The gift card will either come from Wal Mart, Target, or a downloadable VISA/MASTERCARD. The gift card will be a nice gift to the student to get them started for college. This can help them in many forms (Books, gas, food, etc).
This will give those an idea who are interested in donating. If you have any other questions pertaining to this, please leave a comment below or e-mail me.
Hope to get your support on this.
Thank you !