Valeria 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
Downtown College Prep
San Jose, CA
Successfully funded on May 12th, 2016!
Fully funded!
$855 raised
$0 to go
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Valeria's Story

My passion is Fine Art.

I first discovered my passion when I was very young, when I realized that I always loved to draw, do crafts, etc. I have also always been a super creative person, so I feel like that plays a big role in my love for art. I have always loved to draw and sketch, I have filled up many sketch books with my drawings. Art has always been an emotional outlet for me. I express myself through my paintings and I create pictures of what I am feeling. Doing this has helped me immensely with self-confidence because I have gotten lots of amazing comments on my paintings. Now, I dream of having a good career that involves art, because it is my biggest passion.

I had previously heard about this program because a representative had came to my school and talked about all of the different programs that this summer program offered. I fell in love, and I instantly wanted to sign up for this because I knew it would be a great experience for me and would help a lot with my future. I feel like this experience will really help me in a way that I will get to see how it really is being inside of an Art University and being able to participate in things I love doing. I will also probably get to meet lots of great people that will love doing the same thing I love to do. I have never met anyone with the same interest as me, and in this program Ii will be able to experience that and so much more.

A Note from Ms. Lanzot, Valeria's Teacher

Valeria is one of the hardest working sophomores at our school. Unfortunately, as a small charter school, we have almost no opportunities for her to cultivate her passion for the arts. If she could attend Academy of Art this summer, I know it would help her truly flourish as a young artist. This would be a game-changer for Valeria. This would be invaluable for her self-confidence and self-esteem. It might also really lend some direction to her college journey.

Campaign Activity
Valeria posted an update
August 15
Thank you for helping me attend the Academy of Art University pre-college summer program ! I had so much fun.

I had a very life changing experience at the program I attended. Big Thanks to everyone who helped me attend. My time at the Academy of Art really helped me out with learning responsibility, and learning how to be on my own and figure things out without anyone's help. It really helped me come out of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn't normally do. Such as going on the train to San Francisco on my own, making new friends, and trying different types of art. I wouldn't have been able to do it without everyone who helped ! (:

Success! Ms. Lanzot helped Valeria raise $855
May 12
Angelina Rodriguez donated $51
May 12

We would like to Thank Michelle Torres for all her support & her donation of $20

Angelina Rodriguez donated $20
May 10

We want to thank Karina Trinidad for this donation . And Also want to THANK EVERYONE else who helped make this experience possible -Valeria & family 🙂

Nancy Burns donated $50
May 1

This is my beautiful and talented niece ! She is the most talented artist I have ever seen . This will be a wonderful opportunity to flourish and develop her God given talent . She is a very eager artist and uses her artistry as an outlet for the many struggles she has faced and overcome . Kudos to my Sis who does whatever necessary to help her kids dreams come . We love you Vala and are here to support you all the way . " All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them " - Walt Disney

Angelina Rodriguez donated $10
April 26

Donated by - Bere Ocana who continuously sponsors Valeria with each academic fundraiser she has had

Angelina Rodriguez donated $25
April 26

This donation was a generous gift of support from Maria Martinez who has always encouraged & believed in supporting Valeria on her path to success

Alexandra Brandt donated $50
April 25
Renea Burns donated $25
April 24

I'm so proud if you making good decisions as a Young Adult. Keep up the good work, God has many blessings ahead for you.

Academy of Art University
Academy of Art University donated $525
April 14
Student Contribution donated $99
April 14
Ms. Lanzot started this campaign
April 14
Valeria was accepted into Wishbone!
January 29