Enrique-Jason has applied to attend UConn Pre-College Summer Program this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
Liberal Arts
East Hartford High School
East Hartford, CT
Successfully funded on April 24th, 2017!
Fully funded!
$1,850 raised
$0 to go
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Enrique-Jason's Story

My passion is engineering.

I enjoy doing hands on activities. I mostly like to work on cars or things related to cars. Since I was ten-years-old I always told myself that I would go to school and learn about vehicles. I also imagined joining the army and becoming a mechanic there and helping others. I used to watch my dad go outside on the weekends and fix cars. He called it his hobby so I inherited the interest too and started fixing cars. I enjoyed it so much that I now would like to go to school for automotive engineering.

A Note from Mrs. Cohen, Enrique-Jason's Counselor

Enrique is a student that has an incredible positive energy and continually seeks out opportunities to help others. He visits my office frequently to see what community service projects are available for him to get involved in. I also know that Enrique qualifies for the free lunch program and would be the first in his family to attend college. The UCONN Pre-College summer program would present incredibly valuable information, challenges and opportunities for Enrique that he has never had. Enrique has been told that automotive engineering would be a great major for him based on his interests and his experience helping his dad. The UConn Pre-College Summer Program will allow Enrique to learn more about the field of engineering so he can make educated decisions about his future. Enrique understands that this program could be life changing for him and I have no doubt that he will take full advantage of the UCONN summer program if offered to him.

Campaign Activity
Enrique-Jason posted an update
August 3
Update on my experience here at UCONN pre college summer program

Well hey guys - just wanted to say i am having so much fun here at UCONN. It is something everyone who gets the opportunity should do for sure. Yeah, its scary at first because you don't know anyone but hey i got over it and kids came and talked to me and they were actually very nice the staff are very cool. They work with you when you need help and they can connect more with us because they are closer to our age . There is also plenty of activities to do and you will never get bored. I'm going to get back to my fun so i will give you all an update before i leave. Thanks again for making this amazing experience come true for me and us kids.

Enrique-Jason posted an update
May 3
My journey to go to Uconn Summer College program

I would like to say thank you to all my donors because without you all I wouldn't be able to have this wonderful opportunity coming up in the summer , In July I will be attending Uconn summer program for Animation. I will be able to try something new to be able to expand my mind for my future. Once again thank you all and I will keep you updated through my journey

-Enrique Colon

Success! Mrs. Cohen helped Enrique-Jason raise $1,850
April 24
Wishbone General Fund donated $687
April 24
The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation donated $300
April 14
Caitlin Gallagher donated $20
April 4
Sugey Montes donated $25
March 22

I am soo proud of you KJ keep doing what you are doing you can reach the stars if you want too. God Bless you 🙏🙌

Karl Denfeld donated $50
March 22

Great job taking responsibility for your own success. Continue being a role model for all of us.

Theresa Graziola donated $50
March 22

because ..... you are AWESOME!

Kara Jandreau donated $20
March 22

I'm so proud to have been your teacher, Enrique. You have a very bright future ahead of you. Good luck!

Patricia Cohen donated $99
March 22
Student Contribution donated $99
March 20
University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut donated $500
March 20
Mrs. Cohen started this campaign
March 20
Enrique-Jason was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1