THE COACH'S STORY
Education is the very cornerstone of a successful democracy. I believe strongly in this and that is why I chose to become the coach of the "We the People..." team 11 years ago. Our program has continued to grow and become more and more successful each year due to the support of great people that believe in education as deeply as I do! This year, my students worked so incredibly hard and all that time and energy culminated in them winning the Indiana "We the People..." state finals! Words cannot even describe the joy and excitement we all felt the moment they called our name as the winners. Now, we are known as Team Indiana and will represent the Hoosier state at the "We the People..." National finals in Washington D.C. in April. Winning the state finals in Indiana is a huge accomplishment and I am so proud to be a part of it all!
The "We the People..." program has been around since 1987 and focuses on teaching students about the constitutional principles this great country was founded on in the hopes of creating a more educated citizenry. Coaching high school seniors over the last seven years has been the greatest experience of my professional career so far! The fact that my students will be representing the state of Indiana at the National finals makes me so proud. Their trip to D.C. will include:
A five day/four night stay in a hotel in the D.C. area, round-trip travel and all meals
Participation in the "We the People..." National finals in Congressional committee rooms on Capitol Hill!
Sightseeing throughout D.C. which will bring the last 6 months of their studying to life!
Experiences such as laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, visiting the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court
In order for my students to take part in this once in a lifetime experience, we need to raise $30,000. Please help me by donating towards this worthy cause. Any contribution you could make would help us achieve our goal. All donations are tax deductible and you will be sent a letter promptly for your tax records.
Also, consider asking your employer if they participate in a matching program. This could double your donation!
Please email me if you have any questions or want to hear more about this really great learning opportunity. World strides is the educational travel company organizing the trip and you can check out www.worldstrides.org for information about their trips and safety record. You can also find out more about the "We the People..." program at www.civiced.org. Thank you for your consideration!
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