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Send 3 Girls to Africa

$1,155 of $1,155 goal

Raised by 16 people in 5 months

As a teacher, I witnessed the negative interactions between the African American girls at our school. Often times, even in elementary school, they were put out of class or in trouble for fighting. My paraprofessional teacher and I felt, in times of crisis we must ... teach. It was us they were waiting for to teach exactly how to love themselves and each other. We began the "Sisters Club" in our classroom at lunch and the impact was immediate. The girls ran to club meetings and the whole culture of the school changed. As they pressed their hands together to say the sisterhood pledge, "You are my other me..." we realized they needed to see their image in the world around them.

Our girls would relish the opportunity to travel to the places we taught them in Sisters Club. From this idea, Fly Girls International was born, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide travel opportunities for African American girls to our ancestral homelands.  On November 16-23, 2017 (only 7 weeks away) three of the founding Fly Girls  will travel in our first trip to Cape Town, South Africa. The costs of the trip is $8,915.00. Our Fly Girls have already raised a little over $900 to fund their trip.  Anything helps, please put your money where your heart is and send our Fly Girls on the journey of their dreams today!

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Thank you so much for all of your help, together over the past two weeks we have raised a little over $3,000.

Updates and Exciting News:

Ms. Joi went on a radio station in Atlanta to raise funds for the trip the interview can be heard here: http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2017/10/05/cutting-edge-educator-joi-jackson-gives-hope-to-black-girls/

Also our website is up! Please check it out to find pictures of the girls, bios and trip information. Thank you so much for your love and support. www.flygirlsinternational.com

Don't forget sharing is caring, so if you could send our link to your networks it will make a difference.

With Love,
Fly Girls International
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$1,155 of $1,155 goal

Raised by 16 people in 5 months
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Deirdre Elmansoumi
3 months ago
JH
$50
Jacqueline Hernandez
3 months ago
CG
$50
Chrystal Gaither
4 months ago
BF
$100
Brittney Foster
4 months ago
SG
$100
Susan Griffin
4 months ago
$30
Anonymous
4 months ago
RD
$20
Robyn Davies
4 months ago
VC
$100
Vicki Carter
4 months ago
SR
$25
Stephany Rush
4 months ago
RC
$40
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4 months ago
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