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Emlen kids to see Black Panther

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Black Panther is a game changer. For the first time African American children will have the opportunity to see an on screen hero that looks like them. In terms of representation this movie is huge, on screen and off. The cast is almost entirely African American as is the Director and writers of the film. The movie has broken presale ticket records and is the second most antipacted movie of 2018. 

Here at Emlen, the students we serve are predominately African American and living at or below the poverty line. Our goal is to send at least 40 students from grades 3-5 to see the film. With a movie as big of a deal as this one, we do not want our students financials to prevent them from getting to experience this moment in history for the Black Community.  

The cost of each ticket will be $10.28 per person and the cost of a school bus for transportation will be about $200-250. The other $250 will be used to provide students with a kid sized tray of popcorn, drink, and fruit snacks.

After reaching our original goal of $750, we have decided keeping going and raise our goal to $1,000 in hopes of providing the students with snacks for the movie! This push is to  alleviate any cost associated with the trip on the families of our school.

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Any additional funds will be used towards our Student Activity Fund, which supports a variety of school activities and incentives.  Emlen Elementary School in the East Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.  
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Yesterday we told the kids they were going to see Black Panther! They're all very excited so heres a little message from some of them.

On a different note:
The last step of this whole process is finally withdraw the donations! We originally tried to deposit the funds to the schools account but then we found out schools in the Philadelphia School District aren't able to withdraw funds from GoFundMe (district policy). Since I am not a district employee (I'm an AmeriCorps VISTA member) Ms Thomas and I decided that I would withdraw the funds myself on behalf of the school then write the school a check.

AGAIN, we all just want to extend an extra thank you from Emlen.

Tina
A message from some of our students.
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Today we doubled our original goal of $750! This is so amazing! Any funds not used for the Black Panther trip (tickets, concessions, and bus) will go to our student activities fund! The fund sponsors other school activities, incentives, and rewards. This money will directly benefit our students and I can't thank you all enough.
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Over the moon! Today has been so wonderful. Thank you so so much to every person involved in helping reach our goal! It has been incredible watching the donations come in.

When I first created this page I wasn't sure what kind of support we'd get or how long it would take. I even worried that maybe there wouldn't be enough time to reach our goal. Now three days later we have surpassed our goal. Incredible. We are so thankful here at Emlen.
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I am so pleased to say WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL! Thanks to everyone person that felt this project is worth it. YOU ARE AMAZING!

We have decided to raise our goal to $1,000. With the extra funds we will be able to provide each student with a kids pack tray of popcorn and a 12oz juice!

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