My name is Ariella Pequeno and I'm from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Last summer, I attended the Northeast Great Debate at Cabrini University. I really enjoyed and benefited from attending the program. This program enabled me to learn my full potential and become better prepared for my future as a leader in my community. I was able to get over my fear of public speaking and this program also allowed me to meet so many amazing people from around the world. I would benefit from attending the 2020 LDZ program and would love to go. This program would allow me to expand my knowledge and create connections that could benefit me as a future leader. However, I cannot afford to attend this program. The donations received would help offset the cost of my tuition because I would also need to pay for transportation to and from the program.