CLUSTER Youth

$4,110 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 28 months
Freda Elston
on behalf of Freda Elston
 YONKERS, NY
CLUSTER Community Services is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) agency that has been servicing at-risk youth for over 40 years. During this time, CLUSTER has remained relentless in its efforts to assist individuals aiming to build a better future not only for themselves, but for their community as well.

                One particular program, CLUSTER’S Study Buddy Program serves a core group of thirty young individuals, between 14 and 18 years of age, who mentor and tutor younger children in CLUSTER’S After School and Summer Day Program.  All our young participants in this program are low-income, high-risk students; thus, in addition to any preparation for their mentoring and community service activities, they receive additional support which includes life skills training, health and wellness, decision making, public speaking, and career and college exploration.  The outcomes of this program speak to its success and its imperative need for the population it serves: 100% of participants who complete our program graduate from high school and go on to college, attending many prestigious institutions of higher education such as Bucknell University, John Jay College, New York University, Northeastern University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John’s University, State University of New York College at Albany, State University of New York College at Buffalo, Temple University and Westchester Community College.

                At present, the Study Buddy Program has no funding and is facing elimination.  This year, our participants were unable to go on our annual overnight college and career exploration visit to Washington, D.C. and Virginia, because of low funding; and we are currently facing the elimination of ALL our activities.  Help us to maintain this vital program which opens the door to the future for such hard working, deserving youth.  Your generosity can make the difference!
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Thanks to everyone for continuing to help us spread the word! Thanks to these donations we were able to provide all 8 of our graduating senior study buddies with brand new Kindle tablets! Here's Gabriel receiving his gift from Freda Elston; the director of Youth & Family Programs! Gabriel is a 4 year Study Buddy participant who regularly volunteers at our Summer camp. He will begin his collegiate career at SUNY Binghamton in the fall! Congratulations Gabriel and a huge thanks to everyone whose helped make this possible! #saveourstudybuddies
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A few of the 2015-2016 Study Buddies! Help us save this wonderful program! Continue to spread the word!!
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Thank you for the continued support! You guys are truly making a difference. Tomorrow is senior day and we will be able to present our study buddies with various gifts to help ensure a smooth transition to the collegiate level! Let's keep it going. Can we reach $2000 by the end of today??
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Help us reach $1000 by the end of the day! We are so close!
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$4,110 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 28 months
Created May 27, 2016
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WP
$65
Westchester Networking for Professionals
26 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you so much for this generous donation. Looking forward to future partnerships.

$200
Anonymous
26 months ago
$10
Anonymous
26 months ago
PZ
$500
Pablo Zatz
27 months ago

Mucha Suerte

SB
$1,080
STUDY BUDDIES
27 months ago (Offline Donation)
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The Study Buddies themselves, have been very active in the fight to keep their program alive. Collectively, they decided to implement a candy fundraiser and have raised $1080.00 thus far. CLUSTER could not be any prouder of the efforts put forth by this group. Let's help them keep it going!!!

FM
$100
Freda Macon
27 months ago

In honor of a wonderful man, my father Sterling West who really believed in and supported youth. Thanks for loving me daddy! Your 'baby girl' always!

$50
Lea Zatz-Gilman
27 months ago
1
1

#saveourstudybuddies Let's keep it going!

$40
John Reed
27 months ago
1
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