BENEFITING: TRINITY PACIFIC CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
EVENT DATE: Oct 19, 2013
About the need
This year our mock trial team has received an unprecedented invitation to the Empire world championship in New York. Our team of 10 will compete against a field of 40 distinguished international teams and strive to be the first homeschooled mock trial world champion.
Our expenses for the trip will, in total, exceed $10,000. Every dollar will be carefully allocated to cover airline flights, program tuition, transportation, and lodging in Brooklyn, New York; the remaining cost of the trip is being raised by participating students and private donations. We’re being as thoughtful and careful with every dollar as we can be, looking for inexpensive group lodging, using metro passes and planning to cook some of our own meals. There are zero administrative or staffing costs. We promise, we’ll use your donation well!
As part of our commitment to the program coaches are personally donating as much as possible to allow the students to participate. Your gift, of any amount, would enable students to learn, achieve and grow. It is our prayer that we’re able to give this opportunity to students and humbly ask for your help to do so.
A little bit about mock trial
I have been a volunteer mock trial coach for nearly 13 years because of the impact it makes on individual students. Through innovative teaching methods, volunteerism and hard work we've been able successfully teach students important principles of character, teamwork, honesty, integrity, character, self confidence, and an ability to respond gracefully to adversity. In addition, this program strives to teach students crucial lessons about the judicial process and the role of the Constitution in public life.
I am a passionate teacher of this subject because I see the transformation in students every year. This program teaches students in the way we all learn, through success and failure, hard work and experience.
The Trinity Pacific team will attend Empire as ambassadors of the homeschooling community, representing a small, growing minority of homeschool teams in this rigorous academic discipline.
Thank you for considering!
Sarah and Dara