High School Trip to DC!

$4,000 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 1 month
Dara Gabrielle  CHICAGO, IL
I teach at Vaughn Occupational High School, an all special education high school, that serves students in Chicago. Many of the students live in high poverty and high crime areas. Students at my school have a wide range of disabilities, such as mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, autism, emotional disabilities, physical disabilities, and more. Students at my school get to experience high school in a smaller, safer, and more individualized setting than at their neighborhood schools. Just like at their neighborhood schools, students rotate classes, participate in sports, and attend dances. My school teaches academics through the lens of independent functioning and vocational skills, helping students become independent and productive members of their community after graduation.

My students are high-poverty special education students. Many of them will never have another opportunity to travel to our nation's capital. Additionally, this is a great opportunity for my students to practice their independent living skills and interact with their non-disabled peers. Students will learn about social justice issues, tour important locations in and around Washington DC, and make friends with other students from all over the United States.

Without your help, my students would not be able to afford the full cost of the trip, and therefore, be denied this amazing opportunity.

Students who have gone on this trip in previous years return with increased independence and memories of amazing experiences.

To learn more about Vaughn Occupational High School, please visit  http://www.vaughnhs.org/
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$4,000 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 1 month
Created February 6, 2017
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Amanda Bailey Au
5 days ago
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RB
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Robert Benson
5 days ago
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In memory of Robert C Benson who believed in public education and the investment in our children's future.

PA
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Petes Automotive
7 days ago
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Barbara Murphy
8 days ago

I can't wait to hear about the memories you make from this trip! Have fun!!

$25
Cynthia Fah-Ok
9 days ago
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How great to be supporting a deserving cause! I look forward to seeing the pictures of an amazing trip.

$50
Patty Culliton
9 days ago
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I am making this donation in honor of Mr. Edward Henrichsen. May these children enjoy their trip and remember it for all of their lives.

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Anonymous
10 days ago
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JI
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Jennifer Izban
10 days ago
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RJ
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Renata Janik
10 days ago
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TG
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Teresa Groat
10 days ago
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Save travels...make Chicago proud!!

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