Be the Change You Want To See In The World

Together We Can Make A Difference In Our Community

There are some that bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone, their light remains.

“Elly” Ellyana DeLaTorre was this light for so many people…a true light worker. 

Since childhood, Ellyana was always happiest when she was helping others, although she was silently struggling with her own lifelong mental health issues. 

After Ellyana’s sudden passing on August 5, 2021, our family received an outpouring of support from community, friends and family, from which we are forever grateful. 

It is our mission to continue where Ellyana left off. Through the work of Elly CARES Project, her spirit will live on. We will focus on spreading kindness and helping those in need through community awareness. 

Sequoya HIGH SCHOOL - The Ellyana De La Torre Memorial Scholarship

Elly CARES Project is honored to offer an annual scholarship opportunity.

A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to one graduating student from Sequoya High School who is personally battling with mental illness or who has a loved one battling with mental illness. Applicants are required to submit a short essay sharing their own, or a loved one’s, journey with mental illness and explaining how the student intends to use this experience to positively impact others in similar situations.

Scholarship recipient will be selected by the Sequoya High School Principal along with teachers, social workers, and counselors.
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  • Patchogue, New York, United States