Tony has applied to attend Parsons Pre-College Academy this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
Frederick Douglas Academy
New York City, New York
Successfully funded on May 16th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$1,300 raised
$0 to go
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Tony's Story

My passion is applied math.

Entering into high school as a freshman for the first time, I began to struggle in math. My strongest class had always been science, and I thought that math would come naturally to me. I slowly began to understand that if I wanted to improve, I would have to put in the work, and ultimately needed math for Game Design. My older brother said that if I wanted to get better in math, I needed to study. Listening to my brother’s advice, I took summer math classes to improve my scores. After two months, I passed my algebra regents exam, and entered as a sophomore into a more advanced math track. After my experience at summer school, math has become one of my favorite subjects. I’m excited to keep learning and take on more challenges.

Working with Parson's Pre-College Academy will give me the opportunity to improve my math, design, and coding skills. I am interested in artificial intelligence, software engineering, computer networking, game design, and computer-human interaction. I also would like to improve my coding skills in the hopes of enrolling in AP Computer Science at my school next year. The class would help expand my thinking and support my efforts to eventually become a chemical engineer. I don't yet have any coding knowledge, but I am very excited to try and to share my experience with others.

A Note from Mr. Bianchi, Tony's Teacher

Tony has shown a strong desire for coding and electrical work. He was enrolled in an introductory robotics class, but was extremely persistent in asking to jump to the next-level class Mechatronics, because the coursework was more challenging, and better aligned with his passion. I have seen Tony's motivation shift this year, and Tony would benefit greatly from a summer program that will harness his passion and help him get ahead, and rise out of his circumstances. Parsons Pre-College Academy will do just that.

Campaign Activity
Success! Mr. Bianchi helped Tony raise $1,300
May 16
Wishbone General Fund donated $686
May 16

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts this year! We are happy to fund the remainder of your campaign!

Parsons The New School For Design
Parsons The New School For Design donated $515
April 17
Student Contribution donated $99
April 17
Mr. Bianchi started this campaign
April 17
Tony was accepted into Wishbone!
February 2