Environmental & Outdoors
Leadership Public Schools
My passion is giving hope to people that they can always get through a situation. Giving them the support they need in order to overcome their adversities. I love helping others in every way. For example, going out with my church and distributing clothes and food to people in need, helping my Cheer squad learn cheers and dances, encouraging people to always be happy or simply smiling to make a person's day better. What makes me excited about my passion is knowing I can have a positive impact on someone's life, showing them there is hope for the future. When I am pursuing my passion I feel happy because I can bring joy to another human being.
Chelsea works extremely hard to improve herself. She seeks out opportunities to do this in her community and at our school - working with teachers after school and on weekends and joining the cheerleading team. She is not a passive participant, and therefore gets a lot out of what is given to her. Wishbone is offering a huge experience that I know will have a lasting impact on her world view and attitude. She needs to develop a strong sense of self in the world to accomplish what she wants. I believe that experiences are the best classrooms for our students. Chelsea comes from a community in crisis - poverty and violence are a part of Chelsea's regular encounters and yet she knows there is more in the world that she can have and achieve. While she loves her community, she needs to be given free reign to explore other pursuits, places and people that she might otherwise not even know exists. Our school emphasizes after school and summer programming because we believe in the power of these experiences to shape a student's world view and change what they believe is possible in their own lives. I believe this is what Chelsea needs.
I was in a program in New Jersey called Trail Blazers Leaders in Training this summer. I learned how to cope with people in the most difficult times. The whole program had an impact on me! I had to go 12 days with little to no contact with my family members, which was the hardest part of all. This was the hardest part because I am extremely close with my family. I would recommend this program for teens who are up for a crazy adventure! I say this because it is hard to live in the woods with no contact to others. I would recommend students go mentally ready because you never know what could happen.
The first picture is with my group; it was the first night and it had rained and we had to find shelter in the dark. It was fun but scary at the same time. The second two pictures is with the best person in the world to me! I met my best friend in camp. Her name is Lorea, and she also went to this program because of Wishbone.
What I'm most excited about is meeting new people. A goal I have set for myself while I attend the camp is to try and be more independent because when I go to college I want to attend a college far from home and I want to see how it feels. What I'm nervous about is being far from home and missing my family. A challenge I might face while on the trip is being home sick and wanting to see my family. I would overcome this challenge by telling myself that I need to take advantage of the opportunity I'm having and make the best of it to share my experiences with my family and friends.
Thank you so much for your contribution in helping me attend Trail Blazers! I really appreciate your support and kindness. Your donation will benefit me tremendously. With your donation I will learn how to be a leader and how to be a better person. Moreover, I will have new experiences and learn to be more independent. Thank you.
Scholarship ProviderTrail Blazers
Scholarship PartnerKapor Center for Social Impact
Sending Chelsea to Trail Blazers Summer Sleepaway Camp will cost $2,150.
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|Room & Board||$0|
|Mentoring & Guidance||$150|