Invest in a Young Scholar's Dream
My name is Royale Privitte, I'm almost 17 years old and I'm a rising senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. This summer I got accepted into a Stanford Summer College Academy program. Space is extremely limited. Only 100 students worldwide will be accepted into Summer College Academy 2014. I was super excited, and we had filled out a financial aid application so I assumed we got it when I was accepted. However, just today we realized we didn't get any financial aid and the program costs $7600. So, my dad and I aren't giving up and we want to crowd fund and raise the money.
I'd really love to go to this program because it would be an amazing educational experience. I would be taking a class called "Perspectives on Mock Law and Trial" and I would be learning about the judiciary system and attorneys in a hands-on classroom. The first portion of the program takes place online for about 3 hours for 4 days of the week. The second portion of the program I would be staying on Stanford campus for 3 weeks and that would just be amazing. I really don't want to miss out on this opportunity.
As I mentioned, the class is one on law. I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to take this class because I'm indeed intrigued by the prospect of becoming a lawyer or attorney. This experience would be so groundbreaking for me it's incredible. It could truly put me on the right path to becoming a successful lawyer. This would be fulfilling one of my biggest dreams.
For all those who believe and invest in me, I'll most definitely not let you down. Learning has been my passion since the day I was born.
If this campaign exceeds my goal and I somehow raise $76,000, with all of the excess money I will set up a non-profit organization aimed at educational opportunities for other children to have been as fortunate as I've been.
Help me out and you'll be making a young scholar's dream come true!
Here's some background information provided by their site:
Stanford Summer College Academy is an academically selective program that provides access to undergraduate-level education at one of America’s most respected universities. Summer College Academy is an innovative online-residential hybrid college experience that provides academic, social, and intellectual opportunities not found in a high school classroom.
Admitted Summer College Academy students will have the opportunity to take one intensive undergraduate-level course, 3–4 weeks of which will be in Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies’ signature online synchronous seminar environment, followed by 3 weeks of coursework in residence on Stanford's beautiful campus. In both the online and residential environments, students not only participate in their course-related work, but also have access to a wide range of Summer College Academy student activities, free academic support, and other co-curricular programming.
During the online portion of the course, students will begin to build the important relationships that they will bring to campus through house meetings and other student life, academic support, and educational programming. When in residence, students will live together in Stanford undergraduate housing and be mentored by undergraduate students. They will also have the opportunity to take advantage of an even wider array of co-curricular activities, including trips, cultural programming, expanded tutor hours, attend lectures by the many world-renown speakers that grace Stanford’s campus during the summer. They will also have the opportunity to explore the unique recreational activities available on campus and in the culturally rich San Francisco Bay Area.
Here's the link if you want to check it out more: https://summercollegeacademy.stanford.edu/about
I never really expected to receive money from any of you, so every single time I did, there was a fuzzy feeling of elation. Thanks to all of you that supported me, I have a great desire to give back and pay it forward.
This summer was filled with learning, as life should be. But one of my most important revelations was this. Live your life the way you want to live it. If you aren't happy with the way you live your life, YOU have the power to change it. Seek help and counsel from those that you hold close, it makes you even closer to them. Dissatisfaction is what I believe to be the #1 motivator in our lives. Shoot for the stars, work hard, make sure every day feels like a new day. They call today the present because life is the most beautiful present. And it is all that you make it to be.
Each and every single person that supported me in this endeavor holds a special place in my heart. If I become a lawyer one day, which I'm seriously considering thanks to this course, I'll make sure to favor all the people that believed in me.
A great man once said to me, "You attract more bees with honey." :)
Ultimately tho, stay ultimate! :D
I hope that you all find happiness in your lives.
I made it onto Right This Minute and I can't really figure out how to embed the video into this posting, but here's the URL if you're interested: http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/young-scholar-ask-your-help-raise-money-his-dream
There was also a CBS article, look it up if you want.
I'm leaving to stay at Stanford this upcoming Saturday!
P.S. I'm a normal person that acts on my inspiration. If I weren't so tired I would've edited this, but I'd rather present it as genuine and raw.
Love and optimism,
Thank you all so much for believing in me and allowing me to go far to make my dream come true!
This is going to be our final week of campaigning, so make it the best one!