Donated towards $1025.00 Goal
January 26, 2018
We’re raising funds to allow Girls’ Circle groups at Stamford Academy to go on a cultural field trip to visit the world-renown Museum of Women’s Resistance (MoWRe) in Brooklyn!
This important trip will help give the girls a greater understanding of the history of their race and gender as the MoWRe examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of women of African descent and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community, nations and the natural environment.
At Stamford Academy, Girls’ Circle is an evidence-based curriculum that helps high school girls gain the skills to properly and maturely handle the complex relationship, resiliency, and self-image issues they may face.
We want to educate our young women of color we serve about the contributions that other women of color have made to this country. And since many of our students have dreams of becoming entrepreneurs, engineers, and other types of leaders, we see this trip as additional motivation to help them see a future working in professional fields typically dominated by men.
This trip outside of the school setting will also help foster relationships with their peers and with their family advocates who serve as role models. And as part of the social emotional curriculum they will have follow-up discussions after the experience to further their growth.
Funds Needed for Stamford Academy High School Girls’ Circle Field Trip:
For 42 girls and 6 staff (going on two different dates in smaller groups)
- MoWre admission for 42 girls and 6 staff @$5 each: $240
- Transportation: two trips round trip to the MoWRe for two groups of girls and staff, gas, tolls and parking: $600
- Lunch at Lenny’s Pizza $185 for 48 people, 42 girls and 6 staff total
Cost to send our Girls’ Circle girls on a cultural field trip to the MoWRe: $1,025
Stamford Academy is an alternative charter high school that opened in 2004. We serve 150 students in 9th through 12th grade who have not been successful in their previous schools and need a smaller, more personal learning environment. Students come to us five to seven grade levels behind in reading and math skills. More than 90% qualify for free or reduced lunch because of extremely low household incomes (though we feed all of our students free breakfast, lunch, and snack to ensure hunger doesn’t get in the way of learning). We provide a safe, supportive school community where students can make gains in their academic, social, and life skills—and graduate on a path to a happy, productive adulthood.
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