My name is Keyanna Thompson and I am writing to ask for your help with a life-changing experience. The International YMCA is sending a number of kids to numerous countries all over the world through a program called Global Teens. Global Teens is a dynamic youth program that challenges young people to engage in the journey of global exploration and cultural immersion. Teen participants accomplish this through interacting with teens and adults from their host country, participating in a meaningful community service project, and learning about different cultures through a short-term immersion experience. The YMCA Global Teens program strives to promote peace, tolerance and cultural understanding, while encouraging teens to become true global citizens. It also allows teens like myself to get a once in a lifetime experience traveling internationally.
As you know, today's young people face tremendous challenges. The International YMCA is working hard to give teenagers, like myself, the resources they need to overcome these challenges and to reach their full potential. But we can't do it alone, and I need your help to raise $2,400 for the International YMCA in order to travel to Prague.
Going on a trip like this would mean the world to me. I think a lot of teens my age take opportunities like this for granted. I want to seize the chance to step outside of my everyday environment and explore other cultures. I would love to gain new and possibly lifelong friendships with people of different nationalities and have the chance to help other families with the service learning project that we conduct there.
My goal is to raise at least $2,400 by June 21, 2013 so any contributions would be gladly appreciated. No amount is too little. If you wish to send your contribution directly to me, you can use gofundme.com, mail it to the International YMCA or donate by phone at International Services: (212) [phone redacted], [email redacted]. You should know that your choice to make a donation would help me create a memorable and impactful international experience.
Thank you for your consideration.
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