Amanda has applied to attend ETC Sea to Source Adventure this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Environmental & Outdoors
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
San Francisco, California
Successfully funded on May 16th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$3,400 raised
$0 to go
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Amanda's Story

My passion is storytelling.

Attending ETC Sea to Source Adventure will encourage me to share my experience with others. Storytelling comes into place to describe the imagery and the story of what has happened throughout one's experience. The way a person writes or tell their story is significant because it elicits more intensity and emotion in the audience. This program will further inspire me to talk about my own experience and mend it into a fascinating story that I can share with friends and family. One's personal experience is one of the many ways that relate to writing and storytelling, suggesting that ETC Sea to Source Adventure will be exciting. Through this program, I can discover more of myself, make friends and develop leadership skills. Overall, this program will be a new inspiration for stories!

A Note from Mr. Mendribil, Amanda's Teacher

Amanda is not afraid to push herself towards potentially frightening experiences as she is always looking inspiration to express herself. Her recent application for an international travel scholarship to study French abroad will not only propel her commitment to world cultures but offer her opportunities to share her personal journey through prose. Amanda has told me that in college she wishes to pursue writing while continuing to develop her language skills in English and French. She has told me that her recent international travel experiences have changed her and she is exploring ways to articulate these experiences through writing. Participating in an experiential program, where she can connect with nature, culture, and ideas, such as the ETC Sea to Source Adventure can provide, will allow her to connect with herself. It is at this point she will continue the cultivation of personal expression through writing as she seeks to creatively share her personal growth with others.

Campaign Activity
Amanda posted an update
August 30
Appreciating Nature

Throughout my trip I had faced challenges, but have striven past and achieved them with the help of my friends, leaders and guides I have gotten to know over these past three weeks in July. I appreciate the wildlife and bioluminescence in Tomales Bay, the potpourri of flowers while backpacking and the unwavering strength of the South Fork American River. Nature's beauty is shared to all and we must continue to keep the environment healthy and pristine with respect, care and responsibility. A memorable moment that stood out to me was learning how to guide the raft with different types of strokes along the river with the help of the river guides. Teamwork and communication is essential to go through the river too. Overall, I hope to continue and discover more of these newfound skills as a leader and raise awareness about our environment by being eco-friendly.

Thank you so much for making this unforgettable adventure happen for me this summer. I wouldn't have been able to discover a new passion for kayaking, rafting, backpacking and developing a much more intimate relationship with nature. I am also very grateful to have met all the amazing, unique and diverse people on this trip.

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Success! Mr. Mendribil helped Amanda raise $3,400
May 16
Wishbone General Fund donated $2,256
May 16
Wishbone Participation Bonus donated $100
May 1

Great job so far! Keep up the fundraising!

Felicidad Sanchez donated $50
April 28

From tita meg good luck to your adventures

Helen Chan donated $40
April 27

Good luck Amanda

Tessie Cruz donated $50
April 26

Wishing you all the best in your studies!!!!

Sue Chantraporn donated $20
April 24

Best wishes

Annette Ocon donated $20
April 24

Good luck

Agnes Umali Felin donated $50
April 16

Go girl

Theresa Santiago donated $25
April 7

Amanda so proud of you and I wish you success in everything that you do! God bless

Patricia Bazemore donated $50
April 6

Best of luck on your adventures!!

Carmen Reed donated $20
April 6
Emir Lakic donated $20
April 5
Environmental Traveling Companions
Environmental Traveling Companions donated $600
April 5
Student Contribution donated $99
April 5
Mr. Mendribil started this campaign
April 5
Amanda was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1