Let’s Help a BB&W Youngin’ Go Overseas!!

I got this note from my little friend, Imani:

Hey everyone,

My name is Imani and I am from Brooklyn, New York. I go to a tiny liberal arts school in central Minnesota called College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, where I am currently a rising junior. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.  It isn’t easy adjusting to small town living coming from a huge city. But now I have an amazing opportunity to go inhabit a big city once again! Any of my friends or family can tell you that I have an obsession with Europe, not just Europe but the UK in particular. Luckily I know get to go to Europe because I got accepted into the London Study Abroad Program. In this study abroad program I will be learning about the church in England, and hopefully get into a sociology class. I am really interested in the Jamaican influence on London and its culture.

Imani

 

One of my goals is to one day live in London or in the UK in general and become a psychologist. Now, most of you know that London is pretty pricey, this study abroad program cost about 10,000 US dollars. I managed to cover about 6,000 dollars in cost with financial aid, but I need about 4,000 dollars more. I currently have a summer job on campus, but I have to pay rent for summer housing and buy my own food which cuts a huge chunk out of my paycheck. So I decided that if I really want this, I have to put myself out there and start to fund raise money for my future.  This is where you guys come in! I am looking to fund raise at least 2,000 dollars for  my trip.  You can go to this website:http://www.gofundme.com/32u94c and donate money. Small donations are greatly appreciated, they add up! Once again, thank you so much.  This site has taught me the importance of travel and I have read so many travel blogs here about the wonderful experiences that you women have had. I plan on blogging as well about my trip and other endeavors when I come back.  I am so excited!

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Note from BB&W: We here at Beyond Black & White believe in just paying lip service about the betterment of black women, we galvanize! BB&W will donate $75 toward Imani’s trip, and we hope that you will contribute as well. Imani has been a loyal reader for years–she grew up here. Let’s send our kid off into the world so she can live the life we preach!

 

 

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