"Hidden Figures" outing...
This year, I am teaching 2nd grade language.
The kids at Govans from k-5 are like my sons and daughters.
I would like to do something for my school daughters.
I would like to take them to see the movie "Hidden Figures".
I would also like to take them to lunch before the movie.
They deserve to see what opportunity looks like.
They deserve to see what can happen with hard work and discipline.
They deserve a chance.
Help me...Help them.
120 girls attended the showing of Hidden Figures.
I never clapped at the end of a movie before...but, when the girls started clapping...I could not help myself.
A few mentioned that they have never been to a movie theatre before.
...well, they got a great first experience.
We had the entire movie theatre to ourselves...everyone felt special.
Some of the girls will be working on a PowerPoint project and I will be posting letters written by attendees in the very near future. Quite a few girls were moved to tears...and I know this statement isn't "politically correct"...but one young lady says she now wants to be a "Colored Computer" (You would have to see the movie...to understand...and I totally understand where she is coming from).
I got great pictures also coming soon...Until the next post. Peace and Blessings everyone.
Now...I have almost 3000 dollars and will take 100 girls.
The School Central Office is now noticing...so accountability is imperative.
My new dream
With the surplus money, I want to take the girls on a field trip to NASA in the spring...after testing.
Requirement...they have to write an essay on "Hidden Figures"...how they felt after seeing the movie.
I need more funds
I do not want the girls riding a rickety yellow bus.
I want them traveling on a nice bus...with comfortable seats.
I want them to feel important.
I want them to feel important at NASA.
I also want them to have a great lunch.
If, it doesn't happen...it's ok.
I never dreamed it would get to this point.
Thank you so much for your donations.
Peace and Blessings.
I was talking to one of the school administrators about what we could do with the surplus funds and one idea that excited everyone was having a field trip during the spring when testing is over...
To NASA...along with a great lunch.
I think the trip coupled with the movie, might just be the catalyst tha propels some (if not all of the girls) to dream and perceive as reality...a career in Math, Science or Air & Space.
All it takes...is for the light bulb to go off.
Hello Peter, We are very moved at your desire to bring your students to watch this terrific film and would like to discuss this trip further with you. I am sending along our email address through your friend Lara Simmons whom informed us about this campaign.
That is such a wonderful idea. You are going to make it possible for the girls to see that they can do anything. So excited for you and your "kids" Peter!
Peter - I am so happy that you are going to be able to take your "school daughters" to see this wonderful story and example of possibility. The trip to NASA sounds great as well. Let them see what could be..... make the window to the future as wide as possible. You, my friend, are making an immense difference. That is what makes you a teacher. Sincerely, another teacher
Wow! Surpassed Goal in 4 days. I am overwhelmed by the love and support. Each donor will get updates by email. Can everyone please email me at: modlin.peter@gmail and put in subject line: Hidden Figures donor. Thanks again. The trip is planned for the 26th at the Senator theatre.
I am leaning towards the Senator Theatre. Walking distance and hopefully I can get a group rate. Would love for the girls to have t-shirts (something inspiring) and also I hope I can get a neighborhood restaurant to give a nice group deal. I really want to treat the young ladies...like princesses. They deserve it...and my soul is touched by the donations.
Are you looking to go to the Senator? I can see if the managers can give you a special rate at least how many kids are you looking to take?
Thank you guys for the contributions. I am humbled by the support. The girls who are my "school daughters" deserve to be treated like princesses ...if only for a few hours.