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This fundraiser ended on 02/28/11

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Please help me financially support a little girl desiring to break the mold of her family & pay-it-forward by becoming a future teacher.

I have been mentoring a little girl for more than three years. I met her in the sixth grade where she was failing, skipping school and consistently getting into fights. She had no desire to finish high school and her goal was to quit school and get her GED.

Three years later, she is now a B student, hasn't skipped school or been in a fight in two years. She is reading now and is excited about school and her possibilities.

We met with a career counselor at her high school and have set her on a path to attain her goals of college. Yes, she now wants to go to college and dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher or counselor.

It doesn't take just good grades to get into college using scholarships and grants. Our goal(s) are maintaining the good grades (even improving them to A's), signing her up in extra-curricular activities and tutoring.

The activities will improve her college 'resume' and will also provide here a positive environment.

Her home life is not supportive of school. No one in her family finished high school and most of the girls (mother, sisters, cousins) were pregnant by sixteen. My mentee has seen another side of life and wants to set goals and improve her life so she is not living in the conditions she has currently.

The home she lives in has not furniture, literally no furniture. The apartment is clean, but it lacks a table, chair, etc.

The money collected will go for school only. This will help her in high school with the end goal of college. tutors, educational groups and activities to help mold her and keep her surrounded by supportive friends and teachers.

Any money left over from year to year will be saved for the following year and, again, will be for educational and college preparation only.
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