Troy Davis's nephew: Tuition, Year 2

De'Jaun Davis-Correia had an amazing 1st year at Morehouse--now he needs our support for year 2!
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Jen Marlowe
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Savannah, Georgia
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(*Though the campaign goal was set for $5,000, the real need far exceeds that amount. Let's see if we can double the goal and raise $10,000 by the time the campaign ends on Thursday!*)

Troy Davis (an innocent man on Georgia's death row executed in Sept 2011) wanted more than anything for his nephew De'Jaun to achieve his educational dream. 

In the fall of 2013, De'Jaun took his first steps towards that dream by beginning his 1st year at Morehouse College, pursuing a dual degree in engineering and physics (and making Dean's List 1st semester while he was at it!)
De'Jaun's ability to attend Morehouse was enabled by the generosity and solidarity of scores of supporters who believe in this young man and want to ensure he's able to build the future he deserves.

Now it's time to raise tuition for De'Jaun's 2nd year at Morehouse!

For folks who have not yet contributed, this is your opportunity! Whether you watched De'Jaun grow up as you worked side by side with his beloved mother Martina, were inspired by his speaking about his Uncle Troy's case at an NAACP or Amnesty International youth conference, or learned about his growing into a powerful activist from I Am Troy Davis--it is clear to all who have encountered De'Jaun that this phenomenal young man deserves our support.
We're trying to raise $5,000 for De'Jaun's college tuition from folks who have not yet contributed---we need your help to meet that goal!

The Impact is not just on De'Jaun alone!

De'Jaun intends to use his engineering degree in ways that will have far-reaching impacts (for example--he spoke to me about his involvement in an organization called Green For All Engineering, through which he educates young students about "going green" and the importance of environmental safety through engineering.) He also intends to continue to serve as a mentor and role model for other youth with dreams who may not see a clear path on how to achieve them.

    If you can't make a donation at this time, here are some things you can do!

    • Make some noise about this campaign--use the Indiegogo share tools to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
    • Email Jen Marlowe at donkeysaddle@gmail.com to ask her to let you know in the future when De'Jaun's tuition is due once again.
    • Purchase an I Am Troy Davis T-shirt--proceeds go directly to De'Jaun's college fund! (Email Kimberly Davis at aug1970@bellsouth.net for more info)
    • Purchase a copy of the book I Am Troy Davis  and learn more about De'Jaun, his incredible family, and their ongoing fight to end the death penalty!


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    raised by 140 people in 28 days
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    This campaign ended on July 24, 2014
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      Our eternal gratitude

      Please know how much your support means to De'Jaun and to the Davis family!

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      "I Am Troy Davis" T-shirt

      Wear with pride the special Book Launch T-shirt that the Davis family made to celebrate the launch of their book I Am Troy Davis!

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      "I Am Troy Davis" book!

      Receive a copy of the book that Maya Angelou said "must be read and cherished." Got a copy? Make it a gift for a friend!

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      SIGNED I Am Troy Davis T-shirt

      Signed, with a sharpie, by Mr. De'Jaun Davis-Correia himself

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      "I Am Troy Davis" author Jen Marlowe will sign a book for you personally. Already got a book? Have one inscribed as a special gift for a friend!

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      SPECIAL Signed book!

      Get your copy of "I AM TROY DAVIS" signed by the entire Davis family, including Troy's 6-year-old niece Kiersten, who, if you see her, will be sure to let you know her picture is in the book from when she was a baby!

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