A Life Changing Opportunity - Summer 2018
As you may know, Leonce spent much of his youth growing up at an orphanage in Tanzania, and in 2016 got the chance of a lifetime to come to America and attend high school. He’s currently in 10th grade at Hawaii Preparatory Academy which he attends on scholarship, and through the kindness of donors such as yourself.
Leonce applied and has been accepted to attend Tufts University this summer for a 6 week pre-college experience! He’ll take 2 full time college courses – one English (‘Tufts Summer Writing’ ) and one Science (‘Wanderers in Space’) – for which he’ll earn high school equivalency credits at HPA. He’ll also receive standardized test tutoring, take field trips throughout historic Boston, and every Friday is College Exploration Day where they take students to visit all the major New England colleges and universities.
“This program is designed to mirror the Undergraduate experience, allowing highly motivated students to select their own course schedule and mix college-level study with fun activities and the opportunity to build college and life skills.”
The tuition for this program is $10,000. Unlike Hawaii Prep where Leonce receives over 80% scholarship, Tufts is able to offer $2,500 in financial aid. Plus there are the costs for airfare, books, laundry money, spending money, any extra field trips, local transportation, etc. So that brings the needed fundraising goal back up to an estimated $10,000.
Leonce is excelling at HPA – (right now he has an A or A- average in ALL his classes) – but he’s going to struggle with standardized testing, and the road to college will have challenges — so this summer program could be extremely valuable in his ultimate road to college.
If you would like to help fund this summer experience, you may do so by donating here, or by sending a check to the address below, or by sharing this with anyone who might like to see this remarkable young man spend a potentially life-changing summer at Tufts.
2461 Santa Monica Blvd. #437
Santa Monica, CA 90404