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Review for Cape Eleuthera Foundation Inc, Philadelphia, PA, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Island School worked with our nonprofit, The Quest for Excellence NYC Award, to send a NYC high school student to their summer term this past year. This student is high-achieving, but comes from a family with very little money and parents who speak little English. He was motivated and excited about the experience, and the Island School supported him, and our organization, in every way possible. Their generous scholarship allowed us to pay his additional costs, including transportation and supplies, so that he did not have to come out of pocket. He was gone for a month over the summer, and came back with a wealth of experiences otherwise out of his reach.

Here is some of what our student had to say: "To tell the truth, I didn't know what to expect when I was on my flight there....Two days after I settled in, all of my worries were gone. The staff there are all extremely fun and interesting, they are always around whenever I needed anything. The students are also very cool; some of them were also on scholarships, while many others are from boarding and private schools, so interacting and hanging out with them was something new for me (I learned a lot from them). The classes there are just spectacular; there are seldom any classes that just happen inside a tiny rectangular classroom....During marine ecology week, we scuba dived 35 feet under water to observe patch reefs!! That was super fascinating and exciting, and that was definitely the most wide-awakened I have ever been during class. Once again, if it isn't for you guys, I would have never even dare to dream about such a revolutionary and life changing experience. This opportunity is absolutely one of its kind."

What a wonderful organization that supports students from all backgrounds, and encourages conservation as well!

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