By Delsy Sandoval
This spring, WFAN/CBS and Bridgehampton National Bank’s “Make Your Pitch for Education” contest offered nonprofit organizations a chance to win ten $2,500 grants. Those interested in participating would have to submit a 500-word essay on their organization by October 1st before midnight struck.
The contest inspired Nikel Lanier and Sonya Bailey to compose an essay to help fund the efforts of their leadership council, which was nurtured into being by the St. Nicks Alliance Compass High and the East Williamsburg Scholars Academy Student Ambassadors (at the Grand Street Campus). The leadership council plans to collect canned food and supplies to help people who are struggling with natural disasters; in addition they will volunteer at local shelters, and host events for parents and community business leaders in the area.
The students were successful in assaying their essay endeavor and won one of the grants!
“I feel the council’s work will bring everyone together, and I am happy to think that we can help others in need,” said Lanier. Sonya concurred stating “I think we are most excited about feeling independent and learning how to create events from start to finish.”