P2P Student Ambasador trip to Australia

$200 of $5,679 goal

Raised by 1 person in 45 months
Desiree Estrada  NORWALK, CA


My name is Desiree E. People to People Ambassador Program has invited me to "take the first step in an educational journey of a life time" by joining in an educational trip to Australia & New Zealand for 12 days this summer 2013. Unfortunately my parents don't have the $$ to pay for the full amount. I am trying to help them by raising as much as I possibly can.


I start school at 7:30 a.m. and come out at 5 p.m. every day of the week. I am a 3.8 GPA Honor Roll Middle School student, very dedicated and determine in my education, school, and goals. I participate in my schools Math, Science, and Technology Magnet program, school band, Peer Buddies, after school program, after school I also go to MMA classes Monday through Thursday and Saturdays too. And hopefully soon I will also be part of my schools Robotics team which I had an interview a few weeks ago.

My mom was planning on making me a birthday party when school was out but instead we are going to save that money and put it towards my tuition. I told her I give up my birthday party and my quienceañera to have the opportunity to make this educational trip that will last a life time.

Please help me get to Australia by donating a few dollars. I am asking for your financial support to help fund this trip. Thank you very much for supporting this wonderful educational and humanitarian opportunity. Anything would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your contributions.

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Update 3
42 months ago

To my friends and family:

I was recently recommended and accepted to participate as a student leader in the People to People Student Ambassador program to Sydney, Australia this summer. This 12-day foreign travel consists of meetings with government officials, interactions with other students my age, educational activities, and home stays with host families.

If you haven't heard of People to People, president Dwight D. Eisenhower founded it in 1956. He believed that if people from different cultures could come together in peace and friendship, eventually so would nations.

People to People ambassadors are carefully interviewed and evaluated before their acceptance into the program, and I'm honored to have been selected. I am excited to share my experience with my peers, family, and friends when I return. As an ambassador, I can earn high school and college credit because of the many educational elements in my program. This experience will increase my understanding of the world and give me the opportunity to learn about new places and cultures. The program tuition is $5,679.00, which includes meals, transportation, accommodations, and educational activities.

If you want to see what People to People is all about (and you want to see about my specific trip), please check out www.peopletopeople.com.
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Update 2
44 months ago

HEYYY GUYS!!!! :) on saturday i went to the People to People meeting. I was nervous because this was my ticket in. The interview went great! They told me the will let me know if I got in. TODAY...MY MOM GAVE ME THE EXCITING NEWS!!!! SHE SAID SHE JUST RECIEVED A CALL from Ms. Kim at People to People, telling me I WAS ACCEPTED AND NOW IM AN OFFICIAL STUDENT AMBASADOR!!! I was so ecited :) Now theres only one thing to do... i have help and raise money to help pay for my tuition and be able to expierence a once and a life time oppurtunity in Australia :) so i ask each and everyone of you reading this to please donate so that i can help my parents in a way to raise money, so that i can expierence Astralia as a Student Ambassador. Pleeeaaaaaase tios, tias, cuzns, friends, people with good heart, strangers and all who is reading this post. I ask for you to please help me out by making a donation and passing the word around to any other person. No donation is to small. All are greatly appreciated.
Did I mention that I also received my report card last week and my grades were all A's and only one B. I was also accepted to the Robos Lobos (Robotics club/team). I also receive Purple Glove range at my MMA class.
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Update 1
45 months ago

I realy want to go to Australia, it has been one of my dream places to travel. And now that I have the opportunity to do so I would really want to take it. Please spread the word. Send this link to your friends, family, parents, husbands, boss, anyone. Spread the word. every little bit works.
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$200 of $5,679 goal

Raised by 1 person in 45 months
Created January 31, 2013
Desiree Estrada  
The Estrada's
44 months ago
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