My name is Akasha Maples, I’m a mover, a shaker, and a sophomore Media Studies & Production major in the School of Media & Communications at Temple University. I have vehement passions for school, learning, and personal growth; the unfortunate part about that is I don’t have the funds to finance these passions.
For Summer 2014 my plans were to fulfill two of my major requirements by taking Media & Children (one of the two writing intensive courses I’ll need to graduate) as well as Audio for Media, a course that I’ll need to complete before continuing onto my upper level production courses. I was excited about taking these Summer courses until I discovered that Summer classes are priced at $858 per credit; with both classes being 4 credits each, that puts my cost for summer classes at a little over $6,800.
I made the Dean’s list with a 3.9 GPA for the Fall 2013 semester and I have a cumulative GPA of about 3.7. I’m an active member of the Temple community socially, academically, and extra-curricularly. I’ll be the first person of the last three generations in my family to graduate from a college or university and although I’m not sure about what exactly I want to be “when I grow up”, I’m absolutely positive that school is where I want to be right now and that the field of Media & Production is exactly where I belong.
I’m ready to flourish and I’m ready to grow. I want to do well here and get the most from my college experience so that I can get out into the world with experiences adequate enough to put me in the positions to change the world.
I just need a little help.
With that being said, even if you can’t donate it would mean the world to me if you spread the word about this. Even if I don’t raise enough money to take both classes it would be a blessing to be able to at least take one this summer.
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