Kaitlyn was one of 6 children from her school (actually her old school back in Florida) to be nominated for the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathway to STEM. Of course, we were very excited when we received the invitation, until we saw the tuition. It's almost $2,000!
The program is 5 days long and is hosted at the University of Florida. Tuition covers everything, including room & board.
We actually had the money put aside. That is until the IRS informed us of an error on our 2014 taxes. That wiped out the tuition and then some.
The good news is that the program does offer some fundraising options and payment plans, but those do not become available until you pay the initial $499 deposit. That's what we're working on now!
If you are generous enough to donate and we aren't able to reach the deposit we will refund any of the donations.