Long has applied to attend Cal Poly EPIC Engineering Camp this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
Technology & Engineering
Downtown College Prep Alum Rock High School
San Jose, California
Successfully funded on May 16th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$1,620 raised
$0 to go
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Long's Story

My passion is mathematics.

Everything started for me in Mexico, where I was born and raised. My first expose to complex mathematical equations was when I was starting the 1st grade. I entered the classroom where everything seemed difficult; the reading, the science and the math in particular. During the school year, I struggled and was on the border of failing math. My parents realized my struggles so they encouraged me to start practicing my multiplication tables on my own. That whole summer, every day at least twice a day, I had to write down the multiplication tables from 1 to 10 which paid off during the following school year in 2nd grade. That year, when math was being taught, I knew all the multiplication while my classmates struggled to learn them – for me it was a piece of cake!

Cal Poly EPIC Engineering Camp will enable me pursue my passion in math by teaching subjects that are outside the high school level. In addition, the program also provides an overnight opportunity at a college that will expose me to college life. These are just a few examples of how much of an impact Cal Poly EPIC Engineering Camp will benefit my future. Never before has this opportunity been more of a reality then now. In the past, I didn't do well in school, struggled in some subject while doing well in others. Recently a competitive streak has hit my inner self along with passion to excel and with it comes the realization of what's in my near future. In the race to attend high ranking colleges, this program will allow me to have a better understanding of what I need to accomplish so that I can be successful in my career.

A Note from Ms. Quebrado, Long's Teacher

Long is the perfect candidate for Cal Poly EPIC Engineering Camp because this experience will not only give Long confidence, but will allow him to get experience on how classes will be in college. Long is currently taking pre-calculus and he is still in 10th grade. Attending this program will also prepare him to take other courses in the next two years that will be beneficial in college. Long has expressed his passion for math and engineering. This program could also give him more experience to get into other programs for career in college.

Campaign Activity
Success! Ms. Quebrado helped Long raise $1,620
May 16
Wishbone General Fund donated $76
May 16

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts this year! We are happy to fund the remainder of your campaign!

Kelly Neal donated $50
May 7

Hi Long--I hope you have an amazing experience!

An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $50

Wishbone Participation Bonus donated $100
May 1

Great job so far! Keep up the fundraising!

Shelley Pack donated $100
April 27

Long, your Michigan family is so proud of you! Keep up the great work & have a good time at camp.

Brian Shrigley donated $200
April 26

Long, I am so proud of how well you are doing. Keep it going! All the best.

John Miluso donated $25
April 26
Luis Ruelas donated $25
April 26

Long, I know you are going to have an amazing time in Cal Poly. Get your foot in the door, make friends and keep in touch with the professors there. Its your first step towards being accepted there for college.

Briana Hernandez donated $25
April 25

Best of luck Long!

Genevieve Lau donated $20
April 25

Way to go Long! You are an amazing person and I can't wait to see what you do at this camp!

John Benoit donated $25
April 25
California Polytechnic State University
California Polytechnic State University donated $825
April 25
Student Contribution donated $99
April 25
Ms. Quebrado started this campaign
April 25
Long was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1