This year Terry Foundation Scholars will be traveling to Houston, the home of Mr. Howard Terry, the founder of the Terry Foundation, on April 20th to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in partnership with the United Way. By attending this 2 day service project, Terry Scholars from Texas Tech will be submersed into a culture of servant leadership where like-minded scholars can gather on a state-wide scale to address a spectrum of structural, emotional, and educational needs for the YMCA of Greater Houston and cultivate leadership development skills within ourselves and the Y teens we will have the privileged of working with. Attending and hosting this project will not only make a lasting impact on our future, but also on the futures of our peers here at Texas Tech University and the students who are served by the YMCA of Greater Houston, potential future Red Raiders. We hope to share our newfound skills and knowledge with other Texas Tech Terry Scholars and fellow Red Raiders.
At the state-wide service project, we will hear from numerous inspirational speakers, such as the President of Terry Foundation and the Executive Director of the YMCA. We will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of workshops taught by members, alumni and professionals that range from college readiness, stress management, study skills, leadership development and more. Texas Tech Terry Scholars will also be hosting a leadership development session, which will allow members to present their personal leadership journey to high school students.
We will also be able to network ourselves with hundreds of fellow Terry Scholars, alumni, and advisors from all over Texas. This experience will allow us to represent Texas Tech University, as we will be meeting with potential future Red Raiders, and will serve a community that many of our scholars call home.
The approximate cost for 50 scholars from Texas Tech to attend the 2018 State-Wide Service Project is:
Travel: $8,000.00 using a charter bus
Other expenses $1000.00
Total cost: $18,500.00
We are very excited about the opportunity to host an event that would benefit us personally and professionally at such a large degree. However, we cannot acquire the finances to attend on our own. So far, we have hosted give back nights at local restaurants and sold terry logo items in an effort to off-set some of the events costs. However, we would greatly appreciate your help as we seek the opportunity to attend this event and become a better-equipped asset to the Red Raider family with the indispensable knowledge we will receive as we serve a community in recovery in the Houston area. We would like to request your assistance in contributing financially so we can all attend this event.
We would like to thank you in advance for your support of our endeavor, and please let us know if you have any questions!
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