We the People Nationals

$6,485 of $22,000 goal

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The Underdogs!

The students of Miami Lakes Middle School who have studied the U.S. Constitution in depth this year are comprised of seventh and eighth graders and three sixth graders. Their areas of study range from the philosophical foundations of our government to the responsibilities of citizenship.

This year they surprised everyone by winning the District Level We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution competition in Miami which took place on January 14, 2019.

Again, on February 1, 2019, they astounded detractors by capturing FIRST PLACE at the We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution STATE FINALS!

In both situations these scrappy competitors achieved far greater success than people reasonably expected from them, maybe even exceeding these expectations.

There are no tryouts at Miami Lakes Middle for a chance to compete in this competition. Instead, we have recruitment efforts in the spring in order to get students interested. Although our school’s located in an affluent neighborhood, we do not have the money to pay the full amount per child.  In fact, we are a Title I school with a magnet and an academy. Our students come from diverse working-class families and neighborhoods and commute from far and wide to get a good education.

Our students are very resilient. They have worked hard to prove themselves worthy of representing their county and now their state. Amid some disappointments – their accomplishments haven't received the publicity deserved, but they drew strength and confidence in themselves and their abilities. From adversity they emerged more united and more determined to win.

Please send these students to the We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution National Competition at the National Conference Center in Washington, D.C. from May 3 – 7, 2019! Our goal is to collect $22, 000. The money we receive will go towards the cost of transportation, meals, and accommodations which will be handled by WorldStrides Educational Tours.

In order to allow these worthy students to compete at the national level, WE need for you to get the word out! Also, WE would ask you to PLEASE share this link to your Facebook Timeline!

Very grateful for CH7 WSVN news for sharing our students story with their viewers.

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Hi Everyone!
Thank you to all for your generous donations, our kids are extremely grateful for everyone's continuous support! We've been able to get 2 extensions for our deposit and our deadline is fast approaching! We need $2,000 by tomorrow in order to meet our deposit deadline so please share their story. We've made it to $6,000 from donations ranging from $5.00 to $1,000! Every dollar matters and is appreciated by these future leaders.
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Join me in congratulating our Miami Lakes Middle MUN team for winning Best Delegation Award at MDC today!

Our well-rounded kids compete in numerous coompetitions, including Mock Trial, Model United Nations, and We The People.

Please share their success with others and help them represent the state of Florida in Washington DC! Their story is inspiring and refreshing, compared to the tragic events that have recently occured in our country.

Thank you to all that have donated to this cause, and those who have witnessed these students' journey to success.
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Thank you to all who have been contributing!! Thank you gofundme for believing in our kids and giving them a generous donation!

These kids won district on January 14th, won state on February 1st and the deadline for the deposit was February 22nd!! We asked the organizers to please extend their deadline an extra week and they did to Thursday, February 28th!!!! We have been fundraising at school, opened a gofundme account, and reached out to our community leaders. Unfortunately, it's the first time we've dealt with such a tight deadline and we're doing our best as parents!

In such little time:
• We've raised $4,465.00 through gofundme
• Each parent will contribute $300 per child since these kids don't come from wealthy families that can pay $1,500 per child.
• We fundraise through the legal studies program at school, but the total amount is beyond what we have raised.

$11,000 which is half of the total amount which is due today!

Clock is ticking, but we're not giving up!!! Please share our kids story and accomplishments and help them represent the state of Florida in Washington DC!!! They are smart kids with incredible knowledge of the US constitution and our future leaders!

Thank you to all who have shared their gofundme page and have contributed to this beautiful cause.

Please message me if you're interested in making a direct donation to their school! We have faith that our community and the state of Florida will step up and continue to donate. Please share with local law firms.....

Special thanks to the below community leaders that have supported our kids! Forever grateful

I don't want to and tell them we couldn't meet the deposit deadline. Every little helps!!!! ❤️
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we just received a generous donation of $1,000 from the gofundme team! thank you so much
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