This is Rea Concepcion, an Academic Advocate from CV Promise. One of my students at Castle Park High, Alma, has started a Teens for Jeans drive—all donated jeans will go to homeless teens in the community. Initiating this campaign gives Alma the opportunity to win a $4,000 scholarship for college and $5,000 for Castle Park High.
Alma is the first in her family to be accepted into university, and she’ll be majoring in Criminal Justice. Aside from the pride we have in helping her achieve this goal, I’m personally impressed that she has chosen a scholarship that benefits the community and her school. She is highly-motivated, and also understands the importance of giving back.
Please help the homeless teens, the school and Alma, too— donate your jeans!
Look for the donation boxes at Landis and Ken Lee (in the Resource Center/alcove near the break room). The drive will end on Thursday, Feb. 13th. Please read these words from Alma:
I'm Alma Irene Lopez, I'm seventeen years old and a proud college-bound senior at Castle Park High School. I’m starting a jeans drive at my school for the Teens For Jeans scholarship… for my college fund, my school, and most of all for the homeless teens in our community. One of the most common request from homeless teens is a pair of jeans—not any electronics, or any of the new "hip" stuff, just simply a pair of jeans.
To get involved all you have to do is donate your old jeans. They can be any size, style, or color… but please make sure they're still in decent condition.
Donating is a win-win deed: you'll be making a positive difference in an unfortunate teen's life, helping out our beloved school Castle Park High, and also helping a motivated teen's college dreams come true… me! I have been accepted into a four-year-university and will be the first in my family to go to college. Spearheading this campaign gives me the chance to win a $4,000 scholarship, and the high school who collects the most jeans will receive $5,000.
Please spread the word to your friends, family, cousins, uncles and everybody and anybody because it will definitely mean the world to the teens who are in need, my school, and me. It will be deeply appreciated. So please: Collect, Donate, and Give Back!
Alma Irene Lopez