Kassey has applied to attend Junior Statesmen Summer Institutes this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School
New York, NY
Successfully funded on April 11th, 2017!
Fully funded!
$550 raised
$0 to go
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Kassey's Story

My passion is government and public policy.

I discovered this passion after I saw John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, address the country about foreign affairs. Working for the government as a Foreign Affairs Advisor is a very powerful position because they conduct negotiations with foreign countries and allies. They have a more broad perspective on the lives and living conditions of others globally.

When I attend college, I want to major in history, government or political science. The Junior Statesmen Summer Institutes will provide the opportunity to learn more about political action, public policy and government relations in preparation for my future career.

A Note from Ms. Barker, Kassey's Teacher

Kassey, both inside and outside of the classroom, has pushed her peers to high-level understandings of complex topics, such as post-colonialism, intra-race oppression, social hierarchies, Black female positionality, Double Consciousness, and the existence of multiple truths, etc. These are exceptional skills that, when sharpened with experience, will become assets for future Public Policy and Foreign Affairs positions that she aspires to occupy.

Campaign Activity
Success! Ms. Barker helped Kassey raise $550
April 11
Uncommon Schools Group Campaign donated $406
April 11
Anonymous donated $5
March 31

Kassey, best wishes for an outstanding learning experience at Junior Statesmen Summer Institutes.

Jeannemarie Hendershot donated $25
March 30

Such an awesome opportunity! Go Kassey!

Megan Fleming donated $15
March 28

You are a very articulate young woman. As an English teacher, I believe firmly in the power speech has to evoke change. Use your command of language and your passion for public policy to do something great. Good luck this summer!
Ms. Fleming

Student Contribution donated $99
March 13
Ms. Barker started this campaign
March 13
Kassey was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1