Use this form letter to help raise money as part of the pledge system so you can attend the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. Download as a Word file (.doc)

Dear Friends and Family:

How are you? I’m having a great time at Central High School this year. I have been involved with my school’s journalism program, and I am so excited about all the new things I’ve been learning.

This coming summer, from July 28 to Aug. 1, I have a chance to attend the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Summer Journalism Workshop. I’ll spend a week at Michigan State University working hands-on with some of the best journalism teachers in the country. This is a great opportunity for me, and I’m really excited.

The cost of the workshop is around $400, which covers my room and board and all of my classes and activities. My staff is working on fundraisers like bake sales and car washes to help raise the money needed for the camp. I’m saving my money, as well.

Another way I can raise money for this camp is through individual support. Would you consider supporting me with a small donation? The camp has set up an online form that makes it very easy to do so. If you would like to help, you can go to visit our pledge form and choose any amount you’d like to send.

I need to raise all my funds by June 1. If you can help, that is fantastic. If not, I appreciate you taking the time to read this letter and learning a little bit about my plans for this summer. I can’t wait to go to journalism camp this summer; be thinking of me the first week of August!

Thanks again,

Jane Student

PS: If you want to see a little of what MIPA camp is like, you can go to and look at a lot of the things they did last summer!