I NEED YOUR HELP: Essay Contest For Local HS Seniors

Hello all,


Mentoring Young GirlI wanted share with you all that I’ll be putting together an essay contest for the Senior AVID (Advance Via Individual Determination) students at my alma mater high school. It’s one way that I’ve been meaning to give back to my school/community. Theses are students that are usually disadvantage students, come from a low income family, and just needs that little push to prepare them to get into a university.


I’m also a former AVID student and I didn’t think it would be possible for me to get into a university, let alone finish & get my degree. But I did! Thanks to the AVID program.



I’m trying to raise at the least $50. I was originally going to come out of my pocket on tihs, but the funds are low on my end. Then I got the idea to share this with as many people as I can. If you’re interested in donating please email me at strangea1@verizon.net and give me your name and the amount you plan to donate (This will allow me to keep track & thank you personally). You can DONATE by clicking the CHIP IN button to the RIGHT hand corner which is connected to our Paypal account to donate any amount you choose.


To show that this isn’t a scam, I will document, take pictures etc. These are things I was going to do originally even if I was going to donate the full amount on my own.


Rules for the essay contest: The AVID Seniors will have to type a 1-2 page essay to an essay question of my choice. The winner will be rewarded an award, and the amount of money donated in a form of a gift card. The gift card will either come from Wal Mart, Target, or a downloadable VISA/MASTERCARD. The gift card will be a nice gift to the student to get them started for college. This can help them in many forms (Books, gas, food, etc).


This will give those an idea who are interested in donating. If you have any other questions pertaining to this, please leave a comment below or e-mail me.


Hope to get your support on this.


Thank you !


Ashley.

Teen on Teen Crime HAS To Stop!

I just read an article about a teen girl in my community that was raped by a teenage boy. It tears my heart into pieces. The cause of it was because the young girl had promised one of the boys “use” of an iPod “if he participated in the attack”. WHAT?!? Who are the parents of these boys? Innocent girls being attacked has to stop! Bullying has to stop!


I feel bad. So much can happen at school, on their way home, and at home.


Read the article, here’s the link: http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110212/NEWS0801/110212006


If this doesn’t give individuals more of a reason to be leaders & work throughout their community (especially teens (but not limited)).