Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2008

Mi Comunidad: Help Nelson “Lead America”

Nelson Marin III April 14, 2008

283 Linden Street,

Brooklyn,NY 11237

To Whom It May Concern:

I am currently a sophemore at Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, NY. I am writing to ask for your support to enable me to attend LeadAmerica. I was selected based on my academic record, extracurricular activities and community involvement. I plan to attend the LeadAmerica on Europe Grande Tour – 15 days, Europe Old and New.

LeadAmerica is an invitational leadership conference for our world’s most promising and outstanding middle and high school students. Top students from across the United States and internationally are selected to participate. It is a life changing experience that will help me develop important leadership skills that will assist me in high school, college and beyond.

Through briefings and discussions with national and international leaders in the field we are studying I will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the complexities of decision making in chosen field or

profession. Last year’s students met with an incredible group of global leaders in law, medicine, business and politics including: President George W. Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, CENTCOM

Commander General Tommy Franks, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Dole, to name just a few. Through realistic, hands on simulations, I will also have the unique opportunity to learn and develop core leadership skills such as team building, public speaking and conflict resolution.

I have enclosed a short biography that will tell you a little bit more about me, the things I’ve done in my life so far and the goals I hope to accomplish. I have also enclosed information about LeadAmerica. I

encourage you to visit their website at where you can get complete information about the organization. More than 400 Senators, Representatives and Ambassadors currently serve on LeadAmerica’s Honorary Board of Advisors and support their mission.

My total cost to attend the Conference will be $7,090. The contribution from my parents, combined with funds I have already raised equals $2,159. But I still need $4,931 in order to attend the Conference.

It is my hope that my family, friends & charity sponsers will assist me with costs.

I would greatly appreciate your financial support in whatever amount you can contribute. If you are able to help sponsor my participation in the Conference, please make a check payable to LeadAmerica, and

indicate my name on the memo line. I have enclosed an envelope so that you can return the check to me. I will include it with the rest of my tuition.

I would be glad to speak with you to discuss my request. Please feel free to call me at 347-403-3295. If you have questions regarding LeadAmerica, you may call them directly at 866.FYI.LEAD (866.394.5323).

Thank you for taking the time to consider my request. I look forward to hearing from you.


Nelson Marin III

Mi Comunidad: Help Nelson “Lead America”