By Patch Editor Krista Madsen
Sixteen-year-old Sleepy Hollow resident Tatiana Sousa has been chosen to serve as a Student Ambassador in Europe this summer -- now she just needs help funding the trip.
In order to "have experiences that only come once in a lifetime," she has created a Go Fund Me campaign. "The cost of the trip is high and my parents agreed to pay for some of my tuition and I plan on raising the rest! Please help me achieve my dream of traveling and making a difference in the global community," she writes on her campaign page.
Sousa, now a junior at the all-girls Catholic Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, explains that the People to People ambassador program was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to enrich young Americans. "Our job as a student ambassador is to represent America as best as we can and try to make an impact," she said.
She will visit Italy, France and England, learning about their different cultures and how she can better "make a difference" in the world herself.
Her campaign has raised $1,500 so far toward its goal of $7,000.