Community Service and Spanish Immersion

My name is Rio Dennis and I am from New Jersey. I am currently a sophomore at The Taft School in Watertown, CT. I am currently on a $43,000 scholarship to attend this school. I am currently taking two honors classes, one accelerated class, one regular level class and an art. Since 5th grade, I've wanted to study abroad and learn about a different culture and get immersed in the language. This summer, I have the opportunity to go to Santiago, Chile to get immersed in the language and do community service. Last year, I went to the Dominican Republic for a week (on scholarship) and taught English as a second language. I really hope that I can do a similar thing in Chile. However, the cost is really high especially because the flight is leaving from Miami, Florida so I have to fly there first. The tuition is about $7,000 and I have received a scholarship of $4,000 and I really need help fundraising the rest. The money will give me the opportunity to help kids in need while, at the same time, achieving a goal of mine. Any amount given would help and I really thank you for any and all support.
For more information about the program go to:
  • Minister Gem Henry 
    • $75 
    • 95 mos
  • The New Hope Baptist Church 
    • $1,866 (Offline)
    • 95 mos
  • Elizabeth and Ken 
    • $25 (Offline)
    • 95 mos
  • Pastor Joe Carter of New Hope Baptist Church 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 95 mos
  • Portia Harvey 
    • $400 (Offline)
    • 95 mos
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Rio Malika Dennis 
Jersey City, NJ
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