Max's Education Fund

We, the close friends of Maximillian Howard, are creating this go fund me to support our friend in a time of need. He is a first year at Sarah Lawrence College, studying theatre, anthropology, and art history. Max is one of the hardest working people we have ever known, settling in to his first year at college and immediately becoming involved in many various groups and projects on campus. He already has earned his place as a successful member of the college's competitive theatre program.  He has been in two play readings, a second stage show, and is currently in a main stage performance, a big accomplishment for a first year, especially within the first semester. In addition, he auditioned and was accepted to the all men's theatre company Men's Naked Shakespeare, a highly respected and selective troupe that puts on one Shakespeare play a year. Max is known among his professors for working very hard and they also have written letters to vouch for him. He truly is a man of many talents, balancing late night rehearsals (until midnight) with early morning academic classes, all while pursuing individual interests such as music and visual art. 
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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Organizer and beneficiary

Rachel Mikita 
Organizer
Lee Spring, TX
Maximillian Howard 
Beneficiary
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