Jonaya-Mone has applied to attend Envision NYLF Medicine this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Science & Medicine
New Haven Academy
New Haven, CT
Successfully funded on April 13th, 2017!
Fully funded!
$3,195 raised
$0 to go
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Jonaya-Mone's Story

I have a strong love for helping people. The fact that my small contribution could change someone's life for the better makes me feel that I have a special purpose in life. Most of my family members are in and out of the hospital, and seeing what doctors do daily makes me aspire to do something similar. I am also fascinated that medicine is always changing and advancing with each new study. Medicine can be so mysterious, and that draws me closer to it.

Attending Envision NYFL Medicine will help me pursue my passion because it will lay out the steps I need to take in order to reach my future career. One day in the program will me with more information than I usually could obtain in a week, and I want to learn everything there is on the subject. I will be surrounded by other high school leaders, and together we will push each other to be the best case scenario for our future. This experience will change my life, and in turn I will be able to change the lives of others.

A Note from Ms. Feldman, Jonaya-Mone's Teacher

Jonaya's passion is medicine, and it is clear from her academic and extracurricular pursuits that she is serious about it. As a tenth grader, she signed up for a science elective I taught called Health Sciences, and she was one of the most engaged students in that class. She would make unexpected and brilliant connections between new material and her own knowledge. She also co-founded, as a tenth grader, an organization called Be Your Own Beautiful which encourages younger girls to see themselves as beautiful. Jonaya is ready for and needs this challenge. I am confident that she will be a great participant at Envision NYLF Medicine, emerging in that program as the leader she always has meant to be.

Campaign Activity
Jonaya-Mone posted an update
May 17
Pre-Attendance Update

I'm very excited to attend the Envision program. Currently, I am doing an internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. At the moment I am not completely interested in medicine anymore but I won't let one experience make me disinterested in the whole field. I'm very excited to meet new people and to stay on campus. I'm not a very social person so hopefully the experience at the Envision program should bring me out of my shell and grow my interest in the medicine field more.

Success! Ms. Feldman helped Jonaya-Mone raise $3,195
April 13
Meredith Gavrin donated $540
April 13
Alexa Catao donated $25
April 12

Go for it Jonaya! As a former NHA teacher, I know the passion and brilliance within each student that is fostered even brighter through once-in-a-lifetime experiences like these. Have an amazing time thinking critically and getting involved (yup, that's an NHA pun).

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Anonymous donated $100
April 12

Good luck! We're behind you 1000%

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $100

Anonymous donated $25
April 12

If you have a passion, then nothing can truly stand in your way!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Jess Dalton donated $20
April 12

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $20

Hydie Miller donated $35
April 9

I am Nikki's aunt; enjoy your studies Jonaya Mone.

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $35

Salihah Gonsalves donated $25
March 31

Babygirl, I know that you are going to become an awesome doctor some day and do great things.

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Tedina Plummer donated $20
March 29
Anonymous donated $25
March 28
Michael Feldman donated $150
March 23

I'm Nikki's Dad and wish you the very best.

Beth Bollinger donated $56
March 21

Getting you to the $2,000 mark. Good luck!

Jerry Bollinger donated $125
March 20

I love her ambition and her reasons for education

Holden Caulfield donated $25
March 19


Adrienne Plotch donated $150
March 19

Hi Jonaya. I'm Nicola Feldman's aunt. I'm thrilled you are interested in science. Good luck and best wishes!!

Matthew Herdiech donated $50
March 18
Lori Bollinger donated $100
March 18
Leszek Ward donated $100
March 17
Felicia Feldman donated $25
March 16
Jacqueline Feldman donated $50
March 15
Anonymous donated $10
March 15

You can do it, Jonaya-Mone!

Amelia Shillingford donated $100
March 15
Rebekah Laudermilch donated $10
March 15

This program is terrific! One of my students did it last year and loved it!!

Nicola Feldman donated $100
March 15
Student Contribution donated $99
March 15
Envision donated $1,000
March 15
Ms. Feldman started this campaign
March 15
Jonaya-Mone was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1