Mateo has applied to attend Education Unlimited A+ Summer Leadership this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
KIPP King Collegiate High School
San Lorenzo, CA
Successfully funded on May 9th, 2016!
Fully funded!
$2,455 raised
$0 to go
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Mateo's Story

My passion is community.

In my sophomore year, I took a war and peace class. Although I never liked history, I was really interested in what I learned. I learned about how the international community worked, and about the injustices that happen throughout the world in places like Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Palestine, ect. I am now taking US history and am learning about the injustices that happen to the black community such as police brutality. I am also learning about influential leaders like MLK, Malcolm X, Huey Newton, and more. These leaders have really inspired me to make a change myself.

Attending Unlimited A+ will help me explore my passion because I will learn about leadership. Truthfully, I am shy and cannot speak in front of a large amount of people. However, I am willing to go out of my comfort zone to learn how to do that and how to get a crowd to agree with my ideas. My passion is to help others and improve communities, but I can't do that without effective leadership. This program would help me organize things like community service, which is something that I would also like to do in the future.

A Note from Mr. Segado, Mateo's Teacher

"There are times that I notice that Mateo is on the edge of sharing an idea but will spend a few moments looking around the room to see if someone else will speak first. It is clear to me he has an inherent talent for leadership that needs further cultivation. During discussions regarding social justice and oppressed populations, he balances empathy with critical thought to forget succinct analysis. He excels at socratic discussions, mindful of not dominating air time he is able to provide reasoned and evidence-based statements coupled with an economic use of language."

Campaign Activity
Success! Mr. Segado helped Mateo raise $2,455
May 9
Anonymous donated $1,550
May 9
Pauline Cutter donated $25
May 8

Mateo you can come to City Hall and practice with me.

Anonymous donated $50
May 8

Our society needs more community minded leaders. This is my little way of encouraging you to pursue your passion which will benefit us all.

Maria Vicenty donated $50
May 7

Hello Mateo. I'm really proud of you!

Eddy Rios donated $25
May 7

Mateo, you have what it takes to succeed in life, no doubt about it.

Luis Gomez donated $40
May 7

Aprovecha esta oportunidad y Dios quiera que logren alcanzen a recaudar la meta para que asistas a este programa. Suerte!

Anonymous donated $25
May 6

You have proven you have determination and are persistent in what you set your mind on. Never give up in your dreams and always live with passion on what you do!

Student Contribution donated $199
April 6
Education Unlimited
Education Unlimited donated $491
April 6
Mr. Segado started this campaign
April 6
Mateo was accepted into Wishbone!
January 29