Hi, my name is Jasmine and I'm a freshman in high school. I have two absent parents but I live with my foster mom who happens to be my maternal aunt as well. It is my belief that I must take advantage of being young and in high school to focus solely on my education and increase my cultural awareness. Hence, joining a foreign exchange program would be the obvious choice. In my research I came across SPI, study abroad program, which looks amazing! They help you learn a new language, depending on where you go and teach you about the country's culture while at the same time ensuring not only personal growth but more importantly an academic one. The only problem however, is that the program is expensive. I’ve begun fundraising apart from this website but it is just not enough. Although my aunt (foster mom) would probably take on a second job just so that I could fulfill my dream, I would like to contribute in some way in making this dream come true. I've been searching for scholarships but those are not always certain. Thus, I am now here asking for your generosity. I hope that I can somehow raise enough money to go, but that won't be possible without you. Anything helps; even the tiniest donation gets me closer to my goal. So anything you are willing to donate does help, and will be greatly appreciated.