Gissel has applied to attend Duke Summer Academy for High School Students this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Gissel
Gissel
Interest:
Liberal Arts
Grade:
11th
School:
Orville H. Platt High School
Location:
Meriden, Connecticut
Successfully funded on April 19th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$6,825 raised
$0 to go
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Gissel
Gissel's Story

My passion is social justice.
What is social justice? Social justice is the equality many hope for but cannot obtain. To this day, society says you're not judged by the color of your skin but the world demonstrates otherwise. Like Tim Cook said, "Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one's sexuality, race, or gender." I have always strived for social justice no matter the issue, whether it’s about civil rights or deciding who has access to healthcare. I strongly believe everyone deserves to have a say and through social work we can advocate for those who have no voice. My past experiences reflect who I am today and I know one day I will help make a change.

Attending Duke Summer Academy for High School Students will help pursue my passion for Social Justice in more ways than one. Attending the Duke Summer Academy will allow me to interact with new people internationally. Moreover, It will help expand my knowledge on Social Justice worldwide. Thus, I will gain a better outlook. Not only will I learn about different cultures and equality internationally, but i will also have a chance to learn about the college life and be prepared of what I expect ahead of time. Being able to attend the Duke Summer Academy will allow me to study, perfect my passion, provide insights from various people, and help prepare me for college. Like Tim Cook once said, "Let your joy be in your journey -- not in some distant goal." And I believe attending Duke Summer Academy for High School Students will help me achieve that and more.

Marisa
A Note from Ms. Volo, Gissel's Teacher

Gissel would make a worthwhile candidate for Duke Summer Academy for High School Students. She has a lighthearted character that will only add to the collaborative work of the program, and the drive to be successful to ensure that she understands and is getting the most out of what she is learning. From this program, Gissel will get a better understanding of the rigor of the work involved from future coursework in advanced high school courses as well as those that await her in college. Through this program, Gissel will also further her knowledge and passion for social justice and help her define her role in her community as a leader.

Campaign Activity
Success! Ms. Volo helped Gissel raise $6,825
April 19
Dalio Foundation donated $1,029
April 19

Congratulations on reaching your goal! The Dalio Foundation is proud to provide support as you discover your passions and pursue your dreams.

Jennifer Lehner donated $20
April 12

You're awesome! Enjoy this summer experience at Duke!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $20

Anonymous donated $25
April 11

Wishing you the very best of luck in finding your passion and lifework through education.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Anonymous donated $10
April 10

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Jessica LaRosa donated $50
April 7

What a wonderful opportunity. Good luck!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Joanna Giddings donated $10
April 6

I'm proud of you!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Pamela Guest donated $10
April 5

Good luck!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Lin Cai donated $5
April 2

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $5

Drew Blythe donated $20
March 31

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $20

Erik Garcia donated $150
March 31

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $150

Tonique Fenty donated $5
March 30

Best wishes 🙂

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $5

david greiner donated $250
March 30

enjoy your time at duke

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $250

Application Excellence Award from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $723
March 28

Your application essays were very thoughtful!

Rosa Lujano donated $25
March 25

Good luck

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Christian Velez-Estrada donated $7
March 24

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $7

CHRIS & TINA FRANTZ donated $250
March 23

We share Gissel's high hopes for the future. Thank you, Gissel, for your commitment to social justice.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $250

Anthony Nieves donated $5
March 21

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $5

Michael Hernandez donated $5
March 20

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $5

Ryan Greene donated $25
March 20

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

fernando mendez donated $10
March 20

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Student Contribution donated $99
March 19
Duke University
Duke University donated $3,210
March 19
Marisa
Ms. Volo started this campaign
March 19
Gissel
Gissel was accepted into Wishbone!
December 22