Giselle has applied to attend Trail Blazers Leaders in Training Program this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
New London High School
New London, CT
Successfully funded on April 17th, 2017!
Fully funded!
$2,500 raised
$0 to go
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Giselle's Story

My passion is to be outdoors and to explore, learn, and better understand the nature around us.

I have always been interested in the natural world. This year I am doing a project on rising sea levels and it's impact on our marshes and insects. I learned the importance of our environment, the damage being done, and what we can do to prevent future damage. The Trail Blazers, Leaders in Training program could help me research and evaluate how we could be more self‐efficient. The program allows students like myself to participate in outdoor leadership development activities. The program offers students both environmental leadership development and life skills, and I have never had an opportunity quite like it. Leadership development helps us youth become positive role models in our individual communities. I want to return with the confidence to speak within my community, and motivate others to take action to preserve the planet.

A Note from Mr. Brown, Giselle's Teacher

As a professional scientist and educator, I am in awe of Giselle's tenacity and determination. She will make a great fit for any educational program. She is a self-starter, systems-thinker that is able to see the forest and the trees. Giselle is up-for-the-challenge and her passion for the outdoors will only grow with the opportunity to participate in a educational leadership program. She will be a perfect fit!

Campaign Activity
Giselle posted an update
September 15
My time in New Jersey

Honestly, I was convinced I was not going to survive in the woods for a whole month without technology. But I made it. It was very hard at fist I did not like anything about trailblazers to be honest. I did not like how it was un-organized, the actives were boring, the food was horrible. But the people I have grown to love and they cheered me on till the day I left. It wasn't even the people I got to grow up knowing how to be more independent. I got to learn new experiences I never thought I would have. I am really grateful for wishbone and I want to say Thank you so much for being my sponsor!!!

Giselle posted an update
April 24
Thank you!

Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! I am very excited on what this summer will bring while attending Trail Blazers LIT Program. I just wanted to say thank you to the donors who helped make this possible. Without your help, I would not be attending. Any chance to be outside will help further my dream to pursue Environmental Conservation and Engineering in college.

So again, Thank you!

Success! Mr. Brown helped Giselle raise $2,500
April 17
Wishbone General Fund donated $700
April 17
Anonymous donated $100
April 16

Good luck Giselle! I hope this is a wonderful experience!

Kristen Davis donated $51
March 23

You continue to make me proud and I cannot wait for you to experience this awesome program.

Trail Blazers
Trail Blazers donated $667
March 20
Stephanie Reynolds donated $50
March 18

So proud of you for what you have accomplished so far in your life! You will go far I'm sure! ❤❤

Student Contribution donated $99
March 16
Trail Blazers
Trail Blazers donated $833
March 16
Mr. Brown started this campaign
March 16
Giselle was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1