Yareli has applied to attend Experiment in International Living this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Menlo Atherton High School
Palo Alto, California
Successfully funded on April 25th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$7,162 raised
$0 to go
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Yareli's Story

My passion for leadership was sparked when I became a camp counselor last year. In the camp, I learned that all actions have reactions and it doesn't matter if those actions are big or small. The kids that I worked with looked up to me since I was the only one there who was closer to their age. This sparked my interest because even though I was like their friend, I also was an advisor with any questions that they had for their upcoming years in high school. Many times that summer, I made sure that they knew the impact of their words and actions. Little did i know that I was being a role model to them, and it made me realize that the actions that I made were also ones that influenced those around me.

I believe that in order to become a great leader in life you have to be able to submerge yourself in a variety of cultures. Experiment in International Living in China will help me keep expanding my knowledge and appreciations for diversity.

A Note from Ms. Santiago, Yareli's Mentor

Yareli sees the importance to grow as a leader and to share that knowledge with her community members. I have first hand seen the amazing potential to build out her passion. Through your empowerment with this opportunity, she will will not disappoint in making the most of this experience. This program will allow her to expand her access to an opportunity to grow and be exposed to a new culture.

Campaign Activity
Yareli posted an update
August 24
My travels to China

Going across the country with knowing very little of what awaits for me i embark my journey to China. 13 hours on a plane with total strangers i find 2 of the most amazing human beings that id never be able to have met without this trip. overall this adventure allowed me to learn more about who i am and even what i might want to do in my future. Overall this was an amazing life experience and i am very grateful for all your support. thank you

1st week at the temple of heaven
1st week at the temple of heaven
last week,  with the group visiting a waterfall
last week, with the group visiting a waterfall
day 2 with one of my greatest friends that i met on this trip. location = Forbidden city
day 2 with one of my greatest friends that i met on this trip. location = Forbidden city
Success! Ms. Santiago helped Yareli raise $7,162
April 25
Wishbone General Fund donated $81
April 25
College Track Summer Fund donated $81
April 25
Anonymous Family Foundation donated $2,895
April 25
Talia Greenberg donated $25
April 14

So excited for you! 😍❤️

Elsa Sandoval donated $75
April 11
Anonymous donated $200
April 9
Alyssa Santos donated $25
April 6

Go Yareli!

John Laurance donated $50
April 4

You’ve always talked about travel, and I’m in FULL SUPPORT of any Beechwood student willing to expand their horizons!

Nicole McAllister donated $25
April 4
Alma Madriz donated $50
April 3
Brian Aguilar donated $100
April 3
Experiment in International Living
Experiment in International Living donated $3,456
March 15
Student Contribution donated $99
March 15
Ms. Santiago started this campaign
March 15
Yareli was accepted into Wishbone!
December 22