A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Help Send The 8th Graders at Landrum Middle School to Washington, D.C. This Summer
For some, the summer after 8th grade means getting to experience a trip of a lifetime with their peers to visit our nation's capital - but for the students who cannot afford it, this trip never happens. At Landrum Middle School, 90% of the students are economically disadvantaged and at-risk of not graduating. Since the school's inception in 1957, students have never been given the opportunity to go on an 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C...Until now. For the first time in the school's history, the 8th graders are given this opportunity with help from their teacher. "Working at Landrum for three years now, I can attest to the unfortunate reality that for many of our kids this will be the first time they travel outside a 5 mile radius of their home. Said Stephanie Brain, 8th grade U.S. History Teacher at Landrum Middle School. "Opportunities like this one are hard to come by, especially for students like ours."
This June, Stephanie will be taking a group of 11 eighth graders to Washington D.C. to see their history lessons come alive. The students that have been selected for this trip are students with good behavior, are in good academic standing, and are eager to learn and experience the history of our great nation. "Our eighth grade students have worked incredibly hard this school year and I couldn't be more proud of all the success they will have beyond middle school."
With your financial support we can help expand their knowledge on the history of this great country while giving them a once-in-a lifetime experience that can change their lives. Check out their Tour Website which details all the information about the trip. You can find out fun activities and cultural events we will be experiencing on tour. You can also review all that’s included in the program and watch videos of the sites the students will be visiting.
Efforts and Donations
The students have shown great determination in fundraising as they have held various events throughout the school year; such as a tamale sale, selling concessions at sporting events, and even weekly morning donut sales to help pay for their cost. A PledgeCents page has been created for community members to donate which has been instrumental in fundraising. The cost for each of student to attend is $1,733 - the ultimate goal is to raise enough money to pay for all 11 students trips. Here is the PledgeCents link if you are interested in sharing it. Any donation given will be tax deductible.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”. This opportunity to invest in our student’s future will leave a lasting impact on them for the rest of their lives.