My name is Jared Garcia and I am sophomore at Sunnyside High School. I am trying to raise money to purchase my plane ticket to study abroad in Berlin, Germany this June 2018. I was awarded a scholarship to study language and culture through CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange. I moved to the United States from Mexico when I was 13. Since being here I have learned so much about the American culture. It hassparked an interest in me which is why I applied to study in yet another country. Learning about other people and cultures is important to me and I know this experience is going to change my life. Although I won the scholarship that pays for my program, my family and I cannot afford the plane ticket and spending money it will take to allow me to have this experience. I am reaching out to friends, family, teachers, and strangers to help me make this dream become a reality. Thank you in advance for any donation you are willing to share with me.