Nicaragua: Cultural Immersion and Service- Final Funds

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

Our goal is to provide 15 exemplary, low-income, 11th-12th grade students with an educational program in Nicaragua. This program will have three different focus areas: cultural and language immersion, sustainable ecological tours, and service learning.

The majority of the students participating in this trip have not been outside of the Mid-Atlantic region, let alone the country, and this experience would be life changing for all students involved.

 We hope to have a program that allows students to: 

  • Explore international destinations to gain awareness of global perspectives and connections. 
  • Promote international understanding, respect for different cultures, language learning and global citizenship.
  • Align with school curricula to bring subjects, people, places and events to life.
  • Provide global settings to sharpen key 21st century skills—critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and global competence.
  • Develop interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to navigate new experiences with confidence and adaptability.

Our plan:

  • We have created a partnership with Green Pathways an organization focused on sustainable tours in Nicaragua. 
  • The program is taking place during Spring Break, April 8th-15th, 2017.
  • The program will cost around $1,700 dollars per student, including the cost of the passport, airfare, in-country lodging, transportation, local guides, food, transportation, and activities/adventures. Students are responsible for covering $500 dollars of the program cost. The rest of the money will be covered by fundraising, scholarships and grants. Students are willing to do whatever it takes to raise the money necessary, and have already planned a number of fundraisers to begin covering the various costs.
  • We have acquired money from the Ellis Trust, which will give 3 female students $1,500 to apply to the cost of their trip.
  • We have the full and complete support of the school, and they are willing to support any and all endeavors necessary to provide such an amazing experience to the students of Mastery Pickett.

Back Up Plan

We will not be able to run this life-changing experience without help from generous donors like you.  Regardless, we are working extensively with community partners to receive small grants and scholarships for our participants.

Fundraiser Updates (1)

The Last 2 Months!

February 14, 2017

Hi everyone!

We are in the final two months before our trip, and we are so close to meeting our goal of taking 15 incredible students to Nicaragua! 

We are short about $6,200 (which is amazing since we have already raised over $15,200 with help from incredible donors like yourselves).

If you have any questions about the trip, where your donation is going, or the organization we are partnering with, please feel free to email me at samantha.w.sloan@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Sam Sloan

 

 

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Samantha Sloan February 15, 2017

Kyrai, Krystal, Rouguie and Aissata's Sponsorship

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About the Creator

I have been an active member of Teach for America, and I have spent the last year and a half immersed in the movement to solve education inequity in this country and provide all students with a quality education. I was fortunate enough to be selected from a nationwide talent applicant pool to join a teacher corps comprised of leaders who commit a minimum of two years to teach in high need public schools.

I firmly believe that education exists to create global citizens who are prepared to take on the challenges of the 21st century world. For that reason, I am hoping to further this mission by providing my students with a culture/service trip outside of the United States.

Investors (14)

$100

Derrick Burnett

7 months ago

$25

Nicholas Yates

7 months ago

$25

Ian Buchta

7 months ago

$20

melanie manuel

7 months ago

$52

minda thompson

7 months ago

$26

Cameron Kleinkort

7 months ago

$50

Margaux Munnelly

7 months ago

$52

Courtney Carrington

7 months ago

$103

Anonymous

7 months ago

$52

Shannon Derbique

7 months ago

$15

Rachel Matthews

7 months ago

$103

Anonymous

8 months ago

$300

Anonymous

8 months ago

$2,000

Anonymous

8 months ago