Culinary Exchange Trip to France by Scott Goodman, J.P. Taravella High School verified non-profit

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Launched Aug 09, 2016
Ends Dec 09, 2016
$1,232
$1,232
funded
$22,000
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Category: Field Trip
Class Size: 8
Grade: 9th - 12th 

Many of my students don't have the luxury of being able to travel.  Some have not even left the city our school is in!  So when our principal approached us about this trip we couldn't believe the chance that was thrown upon us.  We are a traditional high school with about 3,000 students in the 5th largest school district in the country.  While being so big, it is hard to raise money and get students to explore outside the classroom.  This is why we have chosen to work with PledgeCents!  

Most of my students head off to culinary school after they graduate, but some go straight into the work force.  This opportunity is going to open their eyes wider then I could ever imagine. They will see a whole new side to our industry when it comes to education and styles of teaching.  With your investment in these students your are helping the next generation of hospitality professional better themselves and the industry in the future!

With the funds we are trying to raise, we will be able to finance the major expenses that will allow my students a once-in a life time experience.  

Our airline tickets are taking up the major chunk of this cause with $12,500 going towards airfare.

The next major expense will be our hotel stay for our trip.  We will use $7,000 to cover our rooms at the beginning of the trip in Paris and the last night of our trip near the airport.

The remaining funds which we are trying to raise is $2,500.  This will go to our Eurorail train trip to and from the south of France and meet up with our exchange counter part in Montpellier at the Hospitality school Lycée des Metiers Georges Freche.

When breaking down our costs we find it to be roughly $2,750 per student to attend this trip with travel and lodging. 

From my students and myself we want to thank any investor who helps our cause.  We know there are many options and causes to work with, but we are very thankful you have chosen ours!  Go Trojans!

To learn more about our program and follow our trip, you can follow us on social media with Twitter and Instagram @jptprostart 

If we do not meet our goal...

If we do not meet our goal, I will have to cover as much as possible from the amount generated.  As for the rest, we will have to charge the remaining cost to our students.

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Scott Goodman

ProStart Culinary Program, J.P. Taravella High School

My name is Scott Goodman & I am the Chef Instructor @ J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Floirda. This upcoming year with be my 13th year in the classroom, but my 22nd year in the hospitality industry. While being in the industry I knew that I enjoyed teaching and inspiring my fellow co-workers on how to be successful. So after good thought, I decided to make teaching my career. I have been lucky enough to establish a program that has been county, state & even nationally ranked when it comes to my students abilities & dedication. My continuing goal is to establish a career readiness program to keep spring boarding my students further & further into the industry!

J.P. Taravella High School View All Causes

Coral Springs, Florida

Taravella High School is a secondary school located in Coral Springs, Florida which teaches grades 9–12. The school is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district, the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. Go Trojans!

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Debbie B December 1, 2016

The Bouhenguel family hopes you have a fabulous trip!

Sandy Nunez Executive Board Leader BTU October 26, 2016

Hi...I donated!!! GO BTU!!! I hope you make the goal.

Pizza Time Italian Restaurant October 19, 2016

Good luck in France and do well !!!

Laura Gonzalez. August 10, 2016

Hope you have an amazing time!!!! Love you Tia Lau

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