Why Joshua Might Not Graduate From Penn State University and Why I’m Trying To Help.

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

This is a very special (and most rare) note about a young friend of mine – Joshua Johnson. He needs $16,000 to complete his final year at Penn State University. Will you donate?

Joshua’s been tap dancing on the trains of NYC for the past several years, raising money to attend Penn State University.

Joshua’s has raised funds for the past 3 years but he needs money for one more year. Joshua is an stoppable young man who’s gone through huge challenges just to finish the 3 years he’s completed so far.

You can read his full story at tapping2collge.com

He’s now on his last year of college at Penn State University and needs $16,000 to finish his final year.

Will you donate?

I did a short video (a public service announcement of sorts) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhpYWpX0gt8

You can check out the full post about Joshua’s drive to raise $16,000 here.

I hope you didn’t mind that I didn’t write about tech or small business. I wanted to shine the light on someone who I think you’ll like and want to get to know Joshua Johnson – one year left to graduate at Penn State University.

Will 16 people (or companies) donate $1,000 each to Joshua today? I’ll give you $2,000 worth of advertising  on Smallbiztechnology.com (assuming the product/service meets my acceptable standards).

Why am I helping Joshua? Joshua’s one of the most driven, kindest, honest and energized young men I know. He gives of himself to all and is striving to be a beacon of hope to his family – he’ll be the first person in his family to graduate from college.  Joshua has a mission to change the world. My mission is to help him fulfill his mission.

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4 thoughts on “Why Joshua Might Not Graduate From Penn State University and Why I’m Trying To Help.

  1. James Beshara

    I don’t know if this will help or not, but would love for you to try something better than paypal — came across this story on my facebook feed, and I am actually the founder of the site crowdtilt.com. Check us out on facebook or twitter and you’ll see what I mean by ‘better than paypal’ / get a sense for what we do. Hope Joshua is able to raise the funds!! He reminds me of a student at Vandy whose friends raised $10k in 24 hours: https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/funding-ayodele-sonupe-18ee2606

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  2. James Beshara

    I don’t know if this will help or not, but would love for you to try something better than paypal — came across this story on my facebook feed, and I am actually the founder of the site crowdtilt.com. Check us out on facebook or twitter and you’ll see what I mean by ‘better than paypal’ / get a sense for what we do. Hope Joshua is able to raise the funds!! He reminds me of a student at Vandy whose friends raised $10k in 24 hours: https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/funding-ayodele-sonupe-18ee2606

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