My name is Aleks and I am 11-years-old. I was adopted when I was 2 years old from the Ukraine. I have been invited to travel to Canada through a Student Ambassador Program for 12 days in the summer to learn about Canadian Cultures. I know about my Ukrainian culture and, of course, American culture, but I am really interested in learning about other cultures. I have read a lot about the program and feel like it will help me be more independent and learn about how to help others like my mom does. My mom is a Therapist and helps a lot of kids, I want to help people too and know I can and this will help me. I help my mom now with her Therapy business as a Junior Counselor and volunteer at my school doing community service. My mom told me I have to raise the money if I want to go, so if you could help me I know it would make me a better person and I would learn a lot of new ways to help others. Thank you.