Learning from Odyssey of the Mind For the past three years, students at Hamilton Avenue School have had the opportunity to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Odyssey of the Mind is a learning experience which has helped our students develop skills that will last a lifetime. Students have learned to cooperate and respect the ideas of others, and to evaluate ideas and make decisions on their own. Our students have gained greater self-confidence and increased self-esteem through their hard work. In addition, they work within a budget, so they learned to manage their money. Most importantly, they see that there is often more than one way to solve a problem and that sometimes the process is more important than the end result.
An Invitation to World Finals The Odyssey of the Mind team from Hamilton Avenue School placed second at State FInals on March 16 and has been invited to attend the World Finals in Michigan in late May. Our school community, the students, and their parents all very much want these 6 hard working students to be able to attend the World Finals and have the experience they have worked so hard to earn. The cost for each student to attend is about $1,200.
How You Can Help We have a long way to go to reach our goal of $7,500 to send the students and their coach to World Finals in Michigan. We are organizing fundraisers at the school and in the local community, and have received donations from many of the teachers at our school, but we need your help to meet our goal.
The Costs The cost of housing and food at World FInals is $595 for each student. In addition to housing and food, we need to pay for airfare and car rental. Our transportation costs are about $350 per child. We also need $350 to pay the shipping fees to send our props and set to Michigan.
An Experience to Remember The chance to go to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Michigan is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these students. Being on a college campus, surrounded by passionate and creative students from around the world will be a life-changing and inspiring experience these students will remember for the rest of their lives. Any financial support you can provide for our team would be greatly appreciated. Please help our children reach their goal and go to the World Finals.
Fundraising team: Hamilton Avenue School's Odyssey of the Mind Team (3)