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We are trying to raise the funds for a Student Ambassador to go to Australia!

Kenney is a very special 16 year old girl who is trying to work her way to Australia! Let me tell you about this amazing child! Kendra comes from a family of 4, her mom, herself and her brother and sister. She is homeschooled with exceptional grades and is hoping to have a career one day as a police officer or as a languages student or interpreter. She is absolutely brilliant with a flair for the dramatic and a gift in the arts. She has a sense of humor that cannot be matched as well as a heart so kind and open she would share her last quarter with a stranger. She helps her mother who works nights to support them with the house work and childcare. She is currently working as a bus boy at a restaurant and babysitting to raise funds for a trip to Australia as a Student Ambassador.

Student Ambassadors is a special program that gets children from all over the world together to meet and explore one another's cultures. It promotes peace, understanding, and global cooperation. Kendra will meet Aborigines, see the Great Barrier Reef, stay in a hut with natives, and learn all aspects of Australian culture and lifestyle. She will visit the Sidney Opera House and hike the Outback. And most importantly, she will learn that there is more to life than a tiny Midwest town and that if you work hard enough anything is possible, that no dream is out of reach.

She is desperate to go and is trying so hard to work for the money. Some days after her lessons, helping with the housework, and entertaining the other children, she is so exhausted that she can hardly stand. However, she will still stay up extra hours to study her foreign languages and to brainstorm ideas to raise funds for this trip. She hasn't missed a day of work, and can occasionally be heard to whisper to herself "Anything for Australia" on the days when she feels particurally tired or discouraged.

The invitation alone for this trip is a major accomplishment for her, as it is only offered to the best and brightest stars of this generation. However, the cost is approximately 7000.00 and that is a bit overwhelming. Kenney and her family are going to reach this goal, they will find a way, but any help, even just a dollar is one more dollar she doesn't have to worry about. Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and please help if you can. A dollar, a prayer, whatever you can spare, will change this girl's life and open doors to her she wasn't even aware were there.

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