Alyssa has applied to attend Education Unlimited Emerging Writers Institute this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Liberal Arts
Orville H. Platt High School
Meriden, Connecticut
Successfully funded on April 19th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$4,990 raised
$0 to go
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Alyssa's Story

My passion is art, specifically writing.
I discovered my passion for art mainly through schooling. As my schooling continued I began to read more difficult books, and I found myself enjoying them. The more I read, the more I wanted to write. Eventually I was accepted into the Creative Writing department of ACES ECA, enhancing my love for the art.

Attending the Education Unlimited Emerging Writers Institute will help me further some of the pieces I have already written. Feedback from the fellow writers in the program would give different perspectives on changes that I could make and other routes I could take in the course of revising. It will help me grow as a writer, and as a critic, which, in turn, would help me improve my abilities. It will also prepare me for submitting to writing competitions in Autumn 2018.

Campaign Activity
Alyssa posted an update
July 11
My Experience

I had a really good time at my program. I met so many amazing people from all over the world and made lifelong friends. It's been a few weeks and I still talk to some of them daily despite time differences. We went on amazing trips, one of which was to New York, and we did exercises that really helped me with my writing. I am so thankful to everyone who helped me go to this program, I'm incredibly thankful.

Success! Ms. Rosenstone helped Alyssa raise $4,990
April 19
Dalio Foundation donated $2,025
April 19

Congratulations on reaching your goal! The Dalio Foundation is proud to provide support as you discover your passions and pursue your dreams.

Sandy Dinh donated $100
April 16

I wish you the best at this program, have fun and be happy! Sending lots of love

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $100

Caroline Rosenstone donated $50
April 8

Alyssa, Your enthusiasm for learning and phenomenal progress as a writer in such a short time inspires your fellow students at ECA. I wish you a wonderful summer in the Writopia workshops.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Joanna Giddings donated $10
April 6

I hope you have a wonderful experience at this program.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Application Excellence Award from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $798
March 28

Your application essays were very thoughtful!

Carol Greenwood donated $250
March 24

I am very proud of my wonderful granddaughter for getting this wonderful opportunity and pursuing what you want to do! Go for it!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $250

Jennifer Drury donated $25
March 24

I'm so proud of you!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Roberta and Steve Lasek donated $50
March 24

We believe that you can do it! Enjoy the experience!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Caroline DePetris donated $50
March 23

So proud! Go get 'em. You deserve this!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $50

Student Contribution donated $99
March 19
Education Unlimited
Education Unlimited donated $998
March 19
Ms. Rosenstone started this campaign
March 19
Alyssa was accepted into Wishbone!
February 2