My name is Eleanor, and my dream is to travel to Europe. I have never had the means to do this, I am a former foster youth who has lived on her own as soon as I was able to, at 18. I have lived under a very unhealthy roof for far too long as a child and now that I'm out on my own I am working incredibly to pursue an education in technical theatre. I will be bogged down with dept from school, as their are no funds to help me and I am past the age limit of most financial aid for foster youth (I am 24). More than anything I have always longed to see Europe, to go to the theatres and see the incredible plays and performances. I've wanted to walk the cobbled streets, see the old architecture, feel the chilly breeze, see the incredible landscapes; I've wanted to experience everything. There is no way I can afford a dream like this on top of school, and no one to turn to. So I am hoping that this might be an avenue I can turn towards and ask the wonderful people who are able, please help me to travel and see Europe. My college has an abroad program for England and it is the best possible way for me to travel to Europe and have the chance to live out my dream. The amount I need is 8,500, which will cover everything. Please please help me to realize this dream of mine.