Leslie has applied to attend National Teen Leadership Program this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Menlo-Atherton High School
East Palo Alto, CA
Successfully funded on April 9th, 2017!
Fully funded!
$539 raised
$0 to go
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Leslie's Story

My passion is psychology.

The very first time I heard about psychology I was in middle school, in my Citizen Schools program. I remember it was career day and they began explaining what psychology was. They explained to us that psychology was a way to reveal how humans think and function, this fascinated me. To know that psychology has a lot of unanswered questions is so strange and interesting to me. Throughout my middle school years and now I've been thinking what I would do with a major in psychology because there are many careers within psychology that are compelling. However, I am mostly interested in psychology within media and advertising because social media has become more popular and it’s something that’s all around us.

A Note from Mrs. Maldonado, Leslie's Teacher

Leslie's passion to learn about psychology has been evident throughout the 3 years I have known her. Being in AVID requires students to discuss their career goals and create a plan. Leslie has always shown interest in a career in psychology.

Leslie is a hard working student. Throughout the 3 years I have known her she has always showed her determination to succeed. She is a perfect example of what AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) stands for. As an AVID teacher, I am always communicating with the student's teachers. I always hear great things from her teachers as well. I know that if she is accepted to the program, she will work hard and learn a lot.

Campaign Activity
Leslie posted an update
August 8
NTLP Experience

I had a great time participating in NTLP. The weekend I spent there was filled with many activities that I will value a lot. Those activities taught me a lot about myself and the friends I made there. I am glad I was able to experience a little of the college lifestyle by staying in the dorms.

Leslie posted an update
May 4
Pre Attendance of National Teen Leadership Program

I am going to be participating in the National Teen Leadership Program in July. I am really excited to attend this program because it will help me develop leadership skills I can use in school and outside of school. I’m also excited to meet new people from around the bay area who I can share ideas and advice with. Additionally, through this program, I will be able to explore a university campus. I believe that participating in this program will help me focus more on careers that involve leadership roles.

Success! Mrs. Maldonado helped Leslie raise $539
April 9
Mark Paretchan donated $180
April 9

I am so impressed by your passion and desire to accomplish your goals. Everyone in our family should be very proud of you. I know I am, keep up the good work and stay focused. I will be happy to help you whenever I can. Love, Your Tio Mark, and Mia, Steven and Charlie

Agustin Castaneda donated $100
April 9
Anonymous donated $35
April 9

Por qué te quiero y porque te lo mereces felicidades por todo lo que has logrado y falta mucho por venir Dios siga guiando tus pasos Leslie

Moises Sanchez donated $25
March 31
Manja McMills donated $50
March 30

Leslie I'm inspired by your story and always impressed by your abilities in my class!

Student Contribution donated $99
March 27
National Teen Leadership Program
National Teen Leadership Program donated $50
March 27
Mrs. Maldonado started this campaign
March 27
Leslie was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1