“We know from experience that giving low-income students the opportunity to attend summer programs helps them find their passions, achieve their goals and crowdfunding level the playing field. That’s why we’re partnering with Uncommon Schools to break down barriers and give more than 100 truly exceptional students a life-changing opportunity that will help them find their inspiration,” said Beth Schmidt, Founder and Executive Director of Wishbone. The Uncommon Schools students selected for this campaign all come from high poverty areas in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Across Uncommon’s 42 high-performing college prep charter schools, its students are reversing the achievement gap. “Our students demonstrate their commitment to their own education day in and day out, but many of them can’t afford to go to the summer programs that would help expand their world and further enhance their skills and interests,” said Brett Peiser, Chief Executive Officer of Uncommon Schools. “We saw Wishbone’s positive impact on students, strong relationships with top institutions and unique ability to raise funds, and wanted to give more of our students the types of opportunities Wishbone makes possible.” To read more about each of the students and donate to the campaign, please visit http://www.Wishbone.org and http://www.Wishbone.org/uncommon-summer . About Wishbone Wishbone is a nonprofit organization based out of San Francisco, California that helps high-potential, low-income, high school students from New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles reach their full potential. Through an online crowdfunding platform, the organization has helped 315 students purse their passions at notable summer programs.
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