“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen”
– Frank Lloyd Wright
Last week I was thrilled to start my summer internship for a program that is so close to my heart and one that will undoubtedly help pave the road to my future career aspirations.
I can not type in words how much this program means to me, the impact it has had on my journalism skills or just how much the program’s mentors have positively changed my outlook on life.
With this said, I am even more excited about a current project I am leading and have titled “Sustainability Initiative,” in high hopes that ThreeSixty’s network of alumni and supporters will continue to raise efforts and donations in order to sustain and carry out the mission and awareness of the ThreeSixty Journalism program.
Unfortunately, my testimonial alone is not enough to keep this program from living out its mission year after year.
I need your help.
In order for ThreeSixty Journalism to continue to further its efforts in diversifying future professional newsrooms with young, skilled and enthusiastic journalists, we need the support of many stakeholders.
ThreeSixty focuses on providing civic literacy and writing skills to primarily low-income students with a passion to tell the stories that matter.
I could go on all day about how fantastic the program is and what they do.
But, I won’t because this is where you come in.
I know a lot of people. You know a lot of other people I don’t know.
People that don’t know about this program but would be delighted to give and help sustain the program at a high level after you tell them all the great things about it.
Please reach out to your network through social media, word of mouth or any of the other numberous ways of communication and let them know about this program that I truely believe in.
I have made it my duty to make you a believer.
I will do whatever it takes to make it known that this organization is worth your donations and support.
I love this program too much to see it suffer because of insufficient funding.
A little bit helps…and goes a long way.
St. Thomas will match all donations until October 2012.
So let’s get going!
I am personally asking for ($5 minimum) individual donations as the lead of this initiative.
All donations of any size are welcome.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.207.4408 about donations or with any questions or comments you may have about this initiative.
All your ideas and efforts are greatly appreciated!
ThreeSixty would not the remarkable impact on young journalists today if it weren’t for the people like you.
We would not exist.
I told you I would make you a believer.