Help Michael Get to Morgan State

Hi, My name is Michael White. I am a PYPM slam poet, for the team which represents the city of Philadelphia at the Brave New Voices festival. We have been practicing almost everyday for nearly ten hours a day since late April, which has made it almost impossible for me to get a job to earn enough money for these costs.The festival ends on July 17th, which leaves me less than a month to earn the money I need to get to college, by August 13th

I decided to make this fundraiser to pay for my college expenses such as textbooks, school supplies, school deposits/fees and otherpersonal neccesities I will need when I attend Morgan State University this fall as a Engineering Major. I have no other resources to obtain the money to accomplish this. My family hasn't had the best of luck financially, especially with my parents being very uninvolved in my life and having limited to no contact outside my immediate family. Despite these challenges, I graduated from the Academy at Palumbo High School in June 2015, but took a year off from college because I had no way of getting to the college that I originally wanted to attend.

As an African American male in today's society, going to college is something that isn't expected of me.I want to be the first in my family to graduate from a four year college/university. Although the past year has blasted me with opportunities as well as challenges, which include becoming a national slam poet, battling a long, toxic relationship with my mother, as well as having to support myself financially, I've been surviving, and doing that on my own, proudly, for about 7 years now.  I am not one to lay down when a challenge approaches me. I realize I need help and I am asking for it. I just want to better my life and I fully believe a college education will do that for me. If you cannot donate, please share this and spread the word to someone who can. Thank you for all contributions donated.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $1,500 
    • 46 mos
  • Marc Hill 
    • $2,000 
    • 46 mos
  • Tyler Starks 
    • $20 
    • 47 mos
  • Kavindu Jointe 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Joseph Clair 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Michael J. White 
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Michael White 
Beneficiary
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