Summer STEM Program

I teach some of the most AMAZING 4th graders in the world! Located in Chicago's Belmont Cragin Neighborhood, my school services a population, in which 96% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. I am working towards making sure my students have every possible resource available to ensure they have they best learning experience every day!

I applied for 6 students, in the top 10% of my class to attend the National Youth Leadership Pathways to Stem program this upcoming summer 2018 in Chicago; and they were accepted! This program will give my students a unique experience in the STEM field. Students will be participating in a six night or day hands on program, where they evolve into innovators, engineers, doctors, software developers and scientists. This program is an opportunity that I could only dream to provide to my students!

While this program is amazing, it also comes at a price; and sadly my students cannot afford this by themselves. For 6 nights, students will have to pay $2,195, this includes room and board, base tuition and all the lectures and activities.

Students also have the option of participating in the same program but without the overnight component, for $1,795.

To cover the cost for all 6 of my students I will need a total of $12,600 by May 20th, 2018. Would you consider donating to help my students attend this life changing STEM program?

My students and I thank you in advance for taking the time to review our request! Please contact me further at the information below with any questions!

Total Cost: $12,600 (to include possible transportation and a few supplies for their program)

6 students


4 students- Residential Program: $2,195 tuition x 4= $8780

2 students- Day Program: $1,795 x 2 = $3,590

***Economist Muhammad Yunus once stated “In my experience, poor people are the world's greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income.” As a teacher at Chicago International Charter School, I feel this quote resonates with many of my students!***
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    • $20 
    • 40 mos
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    • $50 
    • 40 mos
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    • $25 
    • 41 mos
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    • $100 
    • 41 mos
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    • $25 
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Christina Marie 
Chicago, IL
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