Maria has applied to attend Academy of Art Summer Pre-College Art Experience this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Fine Arts
Leadership Public Schools - Hayward
Hayward, CA
Successfully funded on June 1st, 2015!
Fully funded!
$725 raised
$0 to go
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Maria's Story

My passion is art and science.

Art became my passion when I was in 6th grade and had a great art teacher. When I took her class, I really liked how it felt to make a piece. Science, on the other hand, became a passion of mine when I was 7th grade because I had a science teacher who let us make projects of our own, which really helped me understand what I was learning.

I will develop my passion for art at the Academy of Art Summer Pre-College Art Experience because I will be able to try something new and determine whether I want to become designer in fashion, art, or something else.

A Note from Mrs. Ellis, Maria's Mentor

"Maria takes school very seriously and wants to be sure that she is successful in whatever she is doing. I have noticed her getting help from other students when she is confused; she truly cares about the understanding of the material as well as the grade. She is a conscientious student who works her hardest to achieve her goals.

Participating in the Academy of Art Summer Pre-College Art Experience will give Maria the opportunity to expand her art knowledge and give her the time to work on her skills while unpacking new learnings. Maria a good candidate for this opportunity because she will bring her passion for art, as well as her positive attitude and happy personality."

Campaign Activity
Maria posted an update
August 31
Being in the Arts

I had so much fun at the Academy of Arts University pre college program. It was so awesome seeing all the people who are into the arts, and also it was awesome learning all of the things I did. All of the help I received from the Wishbone staff when I needed help was great, and also I always received a fast response to my emails with questions or concerns I had. I really loved the opportunity to be in the program and hope to maybe go again in the future.

Fashion Styling Projects
Fashion Styling Projects
My acting class family
My acting class family
Success! Mrs. Ellis helped Maria raise $725
June 1
Jennifer Shih donated $55
June 1

Maria is a rockstar! I have the pleasure of working with her everyday and I want to support so she can continue to grow as a strong, independent leader!

Nicole Ranchel donated $10
May 28

Go Maria! :)

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $10

Bob Cookson donated $25
May 28

I owe Ms. Ellis a Georgia Tech pennant, so this is interest. Best of luck with your art studies, Maria!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25

Carol Hess Higuchi donated $25
May 27

Hi, I wanted to help because I support education and because I have a lot of respect for Laurie Ellis. Good luck and keep pursuing your passions!

Anonymous donated $50
May 4
Academy of Art University
Academy of Art University donated $525
May 4
Mrs. Ellis started this campaign
May 4
Maria was accepted into Wishbone!
February 3