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Fund MEXA's Xicanx Youth Conference at Cal Poly!

$1,880
125%
Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
34 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 04, at 05:30 PM PST
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Fund MEXA's Xicanx Youth Conference at Cal Poly!

MEXA de Cal Poly is a student-run organization that aims to promote higher education amongst Xicanx/a/o identifying students and is dedicated to providing opportunities to give back to underrepresented students across the Central Coast. We are dedicated to retaining our cultural identity, preserving and studying our history, maintaining ties with the Xicano community, and becoming politically active. We also provide a safe space for Latinx-identifying students to make connections and feel supported.

Every year, MEXA hosts its annual Xicanx Youth Conference (XYC) in Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly in order to promote higher education to underrepresented high school students from around the Central Coast. Many of these underrepresented students are not exposed to resources that offer them guidance during the college application process. Through the workshops and activities offered at XYC, we hope to encourage these students to pursue a higher education.

 

MEXA hosts over 300 high school students at the Xicanx Youth Conference every year. This year, we hope to host even more students from various cities along the Central Coast. In order to accomplish this goal, we need your help. Based on the amount of schools interested in attending XYC, our organization's budget alone will not be enough to cover the expenses associated with the conferenceDuring our 30-day Spur Change campaign, we hope to raise $1,100, which will be spent on student meals, materials needed for breakout sessions, a keynote speaker, and XYC t-shirts for students who attend the conference. Since students often attend XYC independent from their school, your contribution will also help us provide transportation to schools that need our support in order to travel to Cal Poly. 

With your help, MEXA will be able to provide underrepresented high school students with a fully-funded and enriching experience consisting of educational, political, and cultural workshops by funding student meals and transportation. Your contribution will get us that much closer to reaching our $1,100 goal, which will allow us the opportunity to inspire and inform young students about the opportunities higher education presents.

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$15

One Student Meal

Help fund one student meal during the conference, and to show our appreciation, we'll send you a personalized "thank you" card from a high school student who attended XYC!

$30

One Student's Meals

Help fund one student's meals for the entirety of the conference, and to show our appreciation, we'll send you a personalized "thank you" card from a high school student who attended XYC!

$50

One Student's Meals & T-shirt

Help fund one student's meals for the entirety of the conference and pay for their XYC t-shirt. To show our appreciation, we'll send you a personalized "thank you" card from the XYC coordinators!

$75

Transportation to Campus

Help fund transportation costs to bring one underrepresented student to campus. To show our appreciation, we'll send you a personalized "thank you" card from an XYC high school attendee and a video summary with footage from the conference!

$100

Two Student's Meals & T-shirts

Help fund two student's meals for the entirety of the conference and pay for their XYC t-shirts. To show our appreciation, we will send you an XYC t-shirt and a personalized "thank you" card from our MEXA Directiva.

$250

Five Student's Transportation

Help fund transportation costs to bring five underrepresented students to campus. To show our appreciation, we will send you an XYC t-shirt, a personalized "thank you" card from our MEXA Directiva, and a "thank you" video from the XYC coordinators!

$500

Ten Student's Meals & T-shirts

Help fund ten student's meals for the entirety of the conference and pay for their XYC t-shirts. To show our appreciation, we'll send you an XYC t-shirt, a personalized "thank you" video from the XYC coordinators, an event poster, and we will we will feature your name on the event pamphlet!

$1,000

Keynote Speaker and Materials

Help fund an appearance by a keynote speaker, 75 t-shirts, and pamphlets for the event. To show our appreciation, we'll send you a personalized "thank you" video from the XYC conference committee, an XYC t-shirt, an event poster, your name featured on the event pamphlet, and an honorary plaque!

$1,500

Fund Our Conference

Help fund the materials necessary to make our conference a success. To show our appreciation, we'll send you a personalized "thank you" card from our MEXA Directiva, a personalized "thank you" video from the XYC conference committee, an XYC t-shirt, an event poster, your name featured on the event pamphlet, and an honorary plaque!

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