Send the Boys to Brown

$820 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 26 months
After a bit of a rocky start in life, the George Twins have thrived and are now doing great in academics, sports, theater and music. They've been accepted into Brown University's Pre-College Summer Program. Financial Aid has been maxed for this program so now we need to find the funds. Will you help? The combined tuition for the Brown Summer Program is nearly $10,000 and we are asking for your help with half of that.
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Update 7
25 months ago
The answers to some Questions:

How long is the program? Mackinley's program is two weeks long, Channing's is three.

What will they study?

Mackinley plans to study Materials Engineering: A Revolution in the Making. You can see the course description here: http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/catalog/course.php?course_code=CEEN0911

Channing's course selection is Genetics and Human Behavior and you can read more about that here: http://www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college/catalog/course.php?course_code=CEPY0906

How will this benefit them?

Both boys are trying to decide what fields they pursue once they get into college. For now Channing is thinking some kind of Bio-Med or Genetics program.

Mackinley is trying to choose between game design (computer engineering) and Materials Engineering.
Beside the benefits of exploring the subjects that interest them.

Brown will do other things for the boys: It will put them in contact with other high achieving students. Living in a small community the options for interaction with peers who want to go beyond the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary. The friendships they make now will help them continue now and in the future.

Beyond that a summer course at Brown may help them get accepted into college later on.

Why now?

If the boys follow the path their sister took, then the next step will be taking an internship between their junior and senior years in high school. This is the last summer for them to attend this type of program, although we could always switch things up.

I'll finish the questions another day.
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Update 6
25 months ago
We are planning a Gala and Kick-off for the boys. Watch this space for more information!
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Update 5
25 months ago
It's been nine days since we've had any contributors and it seems like we are stalled. If you have any ideas for getting the word out we'd sure appreciate it. It's time for brainstorming. (I love that word - brainstorm. Unfortunately when I have storms in my head they don't have the desired affect...)
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Update 4
25 months ago
Someone asked "What are the boys doing to earn money toward their tuition?"

As they are only fundraising for half their tuition and the rest is being paid by their parents we are setting up a schedule of yard and garden work for them. They will work off a significant part of their tuition at $5.00 and hour each. Does that seem like too little to you guys? It's under minimum wage.

Channing and Mackinley are also working on additional fundraisers that they will run. We are discussing a raffle of some kind, a Tea for the Twins with an author or other local celebrity.

They are open to ideas so if you have a great fundraising idea feel free to pass it along.
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