Daniel Gildea via Crowdrise
May 02, 2012
BENEFITING: ACE CHARTER SCHOOL
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2012
I am a 5th and 6th grade teacher in the Mayfair neighborhood of San Jose, CA. Every year our school sends the 5th graders to Science Camp for four days. Every year students struggle to or are unable to attend because they can't afford the cost.
ACE Charter is a school where 95% of the students get reduced of free lunches.
The school funds well over 50% of the trip and various fundraising efforts raise an addition portion of the costs. However, each year the students are responsible for the remaining cost which, can be as much as $100. per student.
It is my hope that if enough money is raised the students and their parents will not be responsible for any of the cost and all of the students will have the option to attend Science Camp.
I have had conferences with parents who recall their Science Camp trip as one of the pleasures of their youth and it is my hope that through the generosity of others we might be able to provide that same opportunity to a group of 5th graders.