Saturday, April 4

Hi everyone,

My name is Tatiana Taforo, I am in 10th grade and attend Wayland High School through the metco program. I recently have been accepted to go on a trip to china with People to People as a student ambassador this summer. This trip is for 17-days and while I am there I will be developing leadership skills, among china’s youth while exploring defining moments in their history.

I am currently seeking financial sponsors to help me pay for my tuition. If you haven’t heard of People to People, please allow me to disclose some of it’s history with you. President Dwight D Eisenhower founded the organization in 1956. He believed that if people from different cultures could come together in peace and friendship, so eventually countries would to. Since its founding, People to People has launched many international programs, including sister cities and project HOPE.

Student ambassadors are evaluated before their acceptance, and I am privileged to have been selected. Personally I am looking forward to walk the Great wall of china and learning its history on how it was built and by who. When I return, I plan to share my experience with my school, family and people in our community. As a student ambassador I can also earn high school credits because of the many educational elements in my program.

The tuition is $6,844, which includes on-site transportation, accommodations, meals and educational activities. I am asking contributors to each donate $500 to help me reach my goal, but any amount would be greatly appreciated.

My program tuition is due April. I have enclosed a sponsorship sheet for your payment reference. Please feel free to email me at if you need more information. Your generous contribution would enable me to share in this wonderful opportunity. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

Sincerely yours,
Tatiana Taforo
Student ambassador