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2017 Find Your Future Summer Education Camp

$8,063
100%
Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
27 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 21, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Find Your Future - End of Campaign Update

April 26, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that we raised $8,063 to support the Find Your Future Summer Education Camp through the Thousands Strong fundraising platform - meeting our goal of $8,000! We have received commitments for an additional $4,000 in funds from other sources that were not included in this campaign, which brings the grand total to $12,063! We are truly fortunate to have such great support from people like you both on and off campus who believe in the value of education.

We cannot thank you enough for using your hard earned money to make a difference in the lives of generations of Oklahoma children. This camp simply would not be possible without you!

Be sure to follow the camp on social media for updates - @oueducation #FYFCampOU

Thank you again for your support!

Our Best,

T. Elon Dancy II, Ph.D.

Krystal Golding-Ross, M.Ed.

 

Find Your Future Update - Just TWO Days Left!

April 19, 2017

Hello friends! We are currently funded at 96% of our goal with just two days left in our fundraising campaign. Now that we're in the homestretch, we are working hard to not just meet our goal, but CRUSH it! Every single dollar will be used to make this a fantastic experience for the students who attend, and to offer them ongoing support through their educational journies - regardless of the path they ultimately choose. Of course, we do hope they will become teachers, but this program is all about ensuring success and access to higher education for students of color.

We really need your help to meet our fundraising goal by Friday! Please share this campaign with your family and friends.

Thank you again for your support of the Find Your Future program!

Find Your Future - Week 3 update

April 13, 2017

Dear Friends,

We just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you again for your support of the Find Your Future program and update you on the campaign to date. We are nearing the end of week 3 of our fundraising campaign for the 2017 Find Your Future Summer Education Camp. With just 8 days left, we have raised $4,413 - just under halfway to our goal of $10,000. We still have $2,000 in matching funds available, so we need just $3,587 to make Find Your Future bigger and better this year!

Applications from students who want to attend the camp are rolling in! We hope to offer this opportunity to as many students as possible, so we could really use your help to meet our goal of $10,000. Please share information about this campaign and the Find Your Future program with your family and friends!

Thank you!

Our Best,

T. Elon Dancy II, Ph.D.

Krystal Golding-Ross, M.Ed.

Find Your Future Week 2 Update!

April 07, 2017

Hello friends! Thank you for your support of the Find Your Future program!

We are two weeks in to our campaign and so far we have raised $863 in individual contributions, which will be matched dollar for dollar for a total of $1,726 - enough to provide 40 students with 1 day of housing. We need your help to meet our goal of $10,000. Thanks to the donors who have committed matching funds, a donation of just $5 will become $10. Every single penny counts.

Please help us reach our goal by sharing information about our campaign with your friends and family.

Thank you!

Our Best,

T. Elon Dancy II, Ph.D.

Krystal Golding-Ross, M.Ed.

Find Your Future week 1 update!

March 29, 2017

Thank you so much for your contribution to the 2017 Find Your Future Summer Education Camp!  As you may know, there is a critical shortage of highly qualified teachers, particularly teachers of color, in the state of Oklahoma and we have been very intentional about designing the Find Your Future program to directly respond to those needs.

Here is what one of our 2016 campers had to say about his experience:

"This camp not only taught me the importance of teachers but the importance of mentoring the youth and being a role model. It's allowed me to network with many people as well! I'm so happy I chose to attend this camp because it gave me lessons on life and how to adapt to real world situations on being a minority and using that to my advantage! This camp really did open my eyes." ~Timmy

We have set an ambitious goal to accept more than twice the number of students this year, but our fundraising campaign is off to a slow start. We want to offer this opportunity to as many students as possible, so we would greatly appreciate your help with getting the word out about this campaign and helping to smash our goal of $10,000. As little as $5 can make a difference in the life of a student like Timmy.

Thank you again for your support! We couldn't do it without you!

 

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$5

Snacks

Your gift will help us provide snacks in the afternoons and in the residence halls.

$20

Transportation

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$30

Meals for 1 day

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$43

Housing for 1 day

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$150

Meals for 5 days

Your gift will provide all meals for one student for all five days.

$210

Housing for 5 days

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$500

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