Nelson has applied to attend STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
Technology & Engineering
Downtown College Preparatory Academy - Alum Rock Undo
San Jose, CA
Successfully funded on May 1st, 2017!
Fully funded!
$390 raised
$0 to go
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Nelson's Story

My passion is coding.

I found my passion for coding while working with my dad. My father, who works in a scaffolding business, had been given the option to do some overtime work at Google. He asked me if I would like to help out and I instantly agreed. Upon arrival we waited for a manager, while waiting I observed the work environment of the employees. I instantly fell in love. I listened and looked closer to what the majority of the employees did. I had found out the employees there mostly where coding. The next morning upon awakening, I thought to myself, in the future, I want job with a work environment just like that. Coding is what I needed to learn in order to land a similar job in the future. Later that day I signed up for a free online coding class, and got hooked.The thought of learning how to code one of most used technology thrilled me.

A Note from Mr. Smith, Nelson's Teacher

Nelson is a great candidate for the Science Learning Institute STEM Summer Camps because he has taken the initiative to learn some basic coding languages. Therefore he is ready to be in a professional learning environment where more coding skills are taught & explained to him. Plus, he is very able to collaborate with others which will be an asset when it comes to working with others in the coding classes.

Campaign Activity
Nelson posted an update
May 10
Grateful and Excited!!!

I'm exited to say I was accepted into the STEM Summer camp program. Thank you to all who have donated, I honestly can't remember when I was this excited for the summer. I'm really looking forward to learning from those experienced in the field of study I'm aiming to pursue. I have chosen this program to help further my knowledge of computer coding, as well as to help prepare me for the long road of coding I have up ahead of me. I'm really grateful for being given for this opportunity. Thanks for the knowledge I'm soon to learn, and thanks for the future memories.
-Nelson R

Success! Mr. Smith helped Nelson raise $390
May 1
Wishbone General Fund donated $229
May 1
Student Contribution donated $99
March 28
Science Learning Institute
Science Learning Institute donated $62
March 28
Mr. Smith started this campaign
March 28
Nelson was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1