In his junior year of high school, Max worked to ensure himself an opportunity to study abroad in the Czech Republic. All on his own, he raised the money to fund this once in a lifetime experience. Living there for ten months, he learned the language and adapted to a new culture. This experience required him to grow tremendously, especially in terms of independence, resourcefulness, and maturity. He also has worked with Safe Passage to go twice on mission trips to Guatemala. His family runs a Montessori school, and he has spent substantial time working there. Working with kids, both locally and globally is a passion of his. He worked hard to be accepted to an extremely competitive college with rigorous academics, and now that he finally made his way here, he is exactly the kind of student Sarah Lawrence could ever want.
However, Max's family is going through some very difficult medical times, putting further strain on their financial situation. Although he has received both financial aid and academic scholarship, he cannot afford to pay for college, and through circumstances outside his control, cannot apply for loans. The reality is, if we don't raise $3000, he will be kicked out of school for next semester. We, as Max's friends, cannot imagine an SLC campus without him. Max is a friend to all, really and truly, known for bringing a smile to anyone's day.
We have met a lot of young people our age, and we can honestly say that he is one of those people that will grow up to do the work to make the world a better place. So many of us here can already call him one of our best friends. He is the one we all turn to in our time of need; knowing that he will always be able to comfort and be there for us in any way he can. And it's not just his friends who have built such close relationships with him. He has built very close ties with all of his professors, and he would be a loss to the academic as well as social community. All funds will go directly to covering Max's education. We have witnessed Max exhaust every avenue possible to remain at Sarah Lawrence. This Go Fund Me is a last resort, but we truly believe that it is worth it to give Maximillian the education he deserves.
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