Delta Alumna seeks sponsorships

Stephanie Valenzuela, Delta Alum seeks donations for her "Up with People" project!

A personal letter from Stephanie to her KDChi sisters:

Dear Sisters,

As a young girl, I knew very little of the program Up with People; however, that changed a couple of years ago when I crossed paths with an old friend who shared her experience as a former cast member of Up with People. She raved about the adventure of travel, the friendships she cultivated worldwide, the opportunity for service, and the cultural diversity. I left her intrigued and with a desire to know more. I thought, “That’s something I would like to do someday.” Now, years after my brief introduction as a child and a friend’s testimonial, I find myself a part of the wonderful international leadership program that is Up with People.

I have been accepted to travel with Up with People as part of Cast B 2010. This adventure begins in Denver, Colorado with a month of staging and orientation. Our tentative itinerary takes us from the Western states of the USA to Taiwan, Japan, back to the states for a stop in Texas and eventually Mexico.

Up with People (UWP) is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity to Travel with a purpose, Perform for thousands and Impact communities. UWP provides a unique combination of performing arts, community service, international travel and a host family exchange to create a positive impact in each community and break down cultural barriers. UWP uses music to communicate with and inspire people while also infusing a sense of social responsibility and dedication to community service as part of their core elements. The program offers a chance to gain a global perspective and a better understanding of other cultures and social issues. UWP fosters leadership skills and opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

I am thrilled to be a part of such an organization. I have a degree in Psychology and I am currently working on my Masters in Human Relations. I also volunteer at Tu Nidito as a grief support facilitator. I love working with and for people. Connecting to each community through the participation of various community service projects, performing a dynamic musical show and experiencing global education curriculum during my UWP adventure will allow me to develop necessary life skills and broader perspectives making me a better leader and global citizen. I enjoy traveling and welcome the opportunity to immerse myself in diverse cultures and find myself eager to learn through new and rewarding challenges.

In order to help make my experience with UWP a reality I am seeking your financial assistance. The program fee for my tour from June through December is $14,250 and includes nearly all costs associated with the program. Although this is a large sum, it is a worthy investment in my future. I am asking for your help to attain my goal. My trip is 150 days.

If you would be interested in sponsoring one day of my travels at $93 dollars, I will be successful in my attempts to secure funding. On a day of your choosing, I will send you a post card detailing my day’s adventure.

To help sponsor my participation, simply make your check payable to Stephanie Valenzuela and include Up With People in the memo line. Your much appreciated contribution can be mailed to the address below. You may also visit my myspace page to make an online donation via PayPal and to track my fundraising efforts and future travels.Any assistance you can provide will go directly toward my program costs and will be of great value in helping me achieve this opportunity of a lifetime.

If you have any questions about Up with People, please contact myself or my Admissions Counselor, Ellen Enebo. She can be reached by email: [email protected] .

If you are interested in learning more about Up with People, please visit the official Up with People website. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Warm regards,
Stephanie Valenzuela
734 W. Calle Garcia
Tucson, Arizona 85706
steph[email protected]
Phone: 520-429-3308 

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