Get FJHS We the People to Nationals

$28,500 of $45k goal

Raised by 220 people in 3 months
Shannon Lee Alexander
on behalf of Robin Passwater
 FISHERS, IN

The Fishers Junior High School We the People team took first place at the Indiana Middle School We the People meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. This victory was the culmination of months of hard work, dedication, and diligence on the part of the 31 students in this year's We the People class and their teacher, Mr. Mike Fassold. 

With this win, the team has the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to compete in the 5th Annual We the People National Invitational, April 28 through May 2. 

The team is beyond excited about this next leg of their We the People journey. They've already dived into the next phase of learning, planning, and practicing for the competition. Ask any of the teens, and they'll tell you exactly how many days they have left until competition. It is impossible to overstate the amount of time and effort these young people put in every day to learn about our constitution, the founding principles of our country, and how they can work to make it better.

We're asking our community, friends, and family for donations to help offset the competition and travel costs. We the People is an eighth grade class at Fishers Junior High. There are no school funds set aside for the team. Please know that every little bit will help the team's families.

The FJHS We the People team will travel with WorldStrides, the leader in education travel programs for students, by charter bus from Fishers to Washington, D.C. Along with doing their best to win this prestigious competition with three days of hearings, the team will tour our nation's capitol, seeing first hand the very documents, places, and monuments they have been learning about all year. To say Weoples are passionate about the constitution, our U.S. government, and it's rich history is a dramatic understatement!

The team has committed to attending the competition, having made the first deposit for their trip, but more deadlines are fast approaching. Our goal of $45,000 will cover all travel and competition costs for students, our teacher, and support team. Only after all students and staff have been supported, will donations be used for incidentals leading up to and following the competition. We have until March 22, 2017 to reach our goal.

We the People is a unique opportunity for students to engage with our American history in personal and meaningful ways. These young adults give back to our Hamilton County community in countless ways. Nearly 95% of the teens on the team are members of the National Junior Honor Society, volunteering at events across our area. The teens as a whole are active in sports, the arts, and their community. They are amazing individuals. They have worked so hard and come so far. Being a part of We the People has already enriched their lives immensely. Going to the National Invitational would change them forever.

We invite you all to follow the team on their journey. We'll be posting testimonials from the teens and their parents here on GoFundMe, as well as on social media.

Follow @FJHSWeThePeople on Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram for frequent updates. 

Even if you are not in a position to make a monetary donation, sharing this GoFundMe with your own friends, family, and community will go a long way to helping the team!

Click on the link to learn more about the We the People program.

Thank you for supporting this outstanding team of young adults. There is no doubt they will go on to be great leaders and world changers.
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This is it! The final stretch! The last chance to donate to help these amazing young people on their journey to Nationals!

Don't hesitate! Share this campaign today with friends and family. Help the FJHS We the People team get closer to their goal!
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Tomorrow is the last day for donations here on this Go Fund Me campaign! If you've been meaning to give a little, but keep forgetting, now's the time!

The team would like to thank everyone for all your help and support so far. How much farther can we go in the next 24 hours?
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6 days ago
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We're at 19 fully funded Weoples! Thank you, supporters, for all you are doing to help this team of dedicated and determined teens.

We have less than a week left to fundraise, and while we aren't at our final goal, we've come so far. It has been an amazing journey to watch all this love and support pour in for the FJHS We the People team and their beloved teacher, Mr. Mike Fassold. Thank you all!

As a way to say thanks to all our supporters, whether you've donated or not, the team is holding an Appreciation Giveaway! Visit http://bit.ly/wtpappreciation to enter to win!

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In addition to our donor perks, we're holding an appreciation giveaway beginning today and ending at midnight on March 20.

Go to www.bit.ly/wtpappreciation to enter to win a beautiful Thirty-One bag for you or a friend, donated to the team by Fishers consultant Carrie Black.

No donation necessary! This is just a way to say thank you for supporting the team by sharing and caring!

Also, today is the last day to purchase Scentsy items from the FJHS We the People Fundraiser. If you're a Scentsy fan, consider stocking up to help the team!
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$28,500 of $45k goal

Raised by 220 people in 3 months
Created December 15, 2016
Shannon Lee Alexander  
on behalf of Robin Passwater
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$28
Ashlee Cederholm
48 mins ago

I was apart of We the People in High School and a Globetrotter at FJHS. Mike Fassold taught both myself and my brother and I couldn't think of a better to pay forward the lessons and teachings I took away from his class than to support your trip to DC. Good Luck FJHS We the People! Wishing you the best from Australia, Ashlee Cederholm

KK
$100
Kristy Kokoska
57 mins ago

You have made us proud no matter what happens in DC...

JG
$50
Jonny George
5 hours ago

Thanks for all you do!

MK
$50
Michelle Kieffer
6 hours ago
SF
$234
Sand Creek Intermediate Staff/Student Basketball Game Fundraiser
6 hours ago(Offline Donation)
$55
Chiquita Martin
22 hours ago

Good Luck!!!

BT
$50
Betsy Terpening
22 hours ago

Good Luck FJH!!

KC
$10
Karen Cheek
22 hours ago

I have hope for our future because of you!

TP
$50
Tammy Patrick
1 day ago
$250
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1 day ago
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