Andres, 17, is a 12th grader who loves swimming, reading and playing water polo. Andres wished to be a part of his school swim team for his senior year, but as one of six siblings, money is tight. Despite the family's struggles, Andres' hard work in school has earned him the right to attend Northern Arizona University in the fall, where he'd like to study Chemistry.
TWLP Student Enrichment Grants help kids like Andres get the financial support they need to participate in activities like swim team helping them build confidence and teaching them how to meet new challenges. Your help can ensure that more young people like Andres get a chance to fulfill their dreams.
Anayeli, 18, is a high school senior who enjoys reading and working with children. Her favorite book is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. She is an outstanding student and very focused on her studies. Her volunteer experience includes tutoring elementary students and working with the Getty Owl Foundation. Anayeli will attend American River College in the fall and study Child Development. As with all college students, Anayeli will need textbooks, lab fees and the all important laptop to complete course assignments and homework.
TWLP Student Enrichment Grants help kids like Anayeli get the tools they need to succeed in school. Without these tools, they are at a severe disadvantage from the start. Your help can ensure that more young people like Anayeli achieve their goals.
Jaden, 11, is a 5th grader who enjoys fishing, listening to music and working out. Jaden has three younger brothers who look up to him. He wants to be a good role model for them by doing well in school and volunteering to help others. Jaden will attend middle school next year and is excited about taking classes in art and technology.
Jaden's wish is for karate classes this summer. Karate can help him develop discipline, coordination, and self-control. These skills carry over to academics and can lead to stronger confidence in all areas of life for Jaden.
Maria, 15, is a 10th grader who enjoys reading, volleyball and dancing. She has two siblings and a dog named Luna. Maria is focused on going to college to become a doctor. Her volunteer work experience includes child care at a summer day camp and working the kitchen at a homeless shelter.
Maria's wish is to take piano lessons this summer. TWLP Student Enrichment Grants program will help her foster family pay the cost of lessons so that she can get a head start on a school music program next fall.
Carlos, 19, is a 12th grader who enjoys listening to music, playing with his two dogs, and helping others. Carlos will be the first in his family to attend college, and plans to study Criminal Justice as a freshman at Sac State this fall. Carlos shared that he comes from a low income neighborhood with lots of gang activity. He plans on becoming a probation officer or criminal investigator after college. "I want to keep my community safe and work with kids to help them stay out of trouble." Carlos has extensive volunteer experience including tutoring elementary students, doing clean up work at his school, and helping out at a local children's center.
Carlos needs a laptop to complete school assignments, and TWLP Student Enrichment Grants program can provide this important tool so he can focus on doing his best in college. A gift of any amount can help ensure that more young people like Carlos get a chance to succeed in school and beyond.
Juan, 22 is a senior at Sac State majoring in Biology. He enjoys football, wrestling and weightlifting, and has a dog named Houdini. Juan says he is good at sports, but would like to get better at managing and organizing his time. His volunteer hours include helping out at the surgery center at UC Davis Medical Center, to develop skills in medicine. His goal is to eventually graduate with an advanced degree in Physical Therapy. Due to a death in his family, finances have gotten tight, and he needs help paying for textbooks and lab fees. A Student Enrichment Grant will help take some of the pressure off, so he can complete his studies.
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