High School Trip to DC!

$2,285 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 16 days
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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$2,285 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 16 days
Created February 6, 2017
RH
$50
Rolando Rodriguez & Robb Van Hook
3 hours ago
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Enjoy & Best of luck!

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Patricia Kenney
15 hours ago
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NP
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Nick Pinguelo
16 hours ago
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$20
Anonymous
17 hours ago
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MB
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Monique Brada
21 hours ago
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MF
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mary anne fallon
1 day ago
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JG
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Judy Glaser
2 days ago
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Have a great trip! You'll love it!

KG
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Katelyn Girod
3 days ago
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Maggie Baran
3 days ago
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Best wishes for a successful trip!

LN
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Lindsey Neuman
3 days ago
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Have fun!

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