Dallas-Bound Learning!

$1,535 of $1,635 goal

Raised by 16 people in 43 months
Elroy Johnson IV  BATON ROUGE, LA

Hello! Bonjour!

Well, here goes the BIG ONE folks. We are raising funds to take about 20 8th graders to Dallas, TX. The school I teach at has a tradition of taking 8th graders on an end of the year trip. With that being said, what better place than to take my kids to my hometown, Dallas. 

There in the city of Dallas the students will experience another state, a different city, and new things. Oh and most importantly, the opportunity to visit a local university and interact with current college students and college grads. The trip will also include visits to important cultural sights in the city of Dallas. The trip is schedule for May 16th - May 17th.

I believe this trip is important because, the vast majority of my South Louisiana students haven't ventured outside of Baton Rouge. Therefore this opportunity is important and crucial. This experience will open new minds, and help my students have bigger visions and dreams entering into high school. 

Finances are tight in the community where I work. So, I'd like to help our top 20 students be able to go, by deferring some of the cost of the trip. It cost about $250 per student to attend. If you'd like to sponsor an entire student, that would be awesome. However any and all donations will help these students make one of their longest journeys from home, a 7 hour drive Northwest to Dallas, TX. 

More Information:

What will our students do?

-They will tour University of Texas at Arlington campus

-Have the opportunity to visit a cultural sights in Dallas (the JFK 6th Floor Museaum & Klyde Warren Park) 

Dates: May 16th - May 17th

Sponsor Levels

Bayou Sponsor ($250)   Swamp Giver ($150)  Pelican Donor ($100)

Crawfish Donor ($75) or ANY AMOUNT, $5.00 will geaux a long way!


Blessings in Christ and Homework,

Mr. Johnson
7th & 8th Social Studies Teacher 

Geaux Patriots!

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Update 2
Posted by Elroy Johnson IV
36 months ago
Thank you to everyone donating.... we are #DALLASBOUND
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Update 1
Posted by Elroy Johnson IV
37 months ago
In this picture, you have many of our Dallas bound students working hard. My students are excited to go on this trip, because, "it will be something new".
My homeroom class, ACU
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$1,535 of $1,635 goal

Raised by 16 people in 43 months
Created September 28, 2013
Jamie Carrere
35 months ago

Good luck on the trip! Immerse yourselves in the culture and history!! Have a blast!

36 months ago
Laura Vinsant
36 months ago
Anita Chermise
36 months ago

I couldn't make the car wash yesterday but wanted to leave my intended donation!

Jenny Shumaker
36 months ago
Andrea Plauche
36 months ago

Great interview, Tharon. I hope y'all have fun!

Lisa Llorence
36 months ago

Safe traveling to you and the kids Elroy ! You are a real inspiration and an angel in disguise " Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."- Seneca

36 months ago
37 months ago

Welcome to Dallas yall! Hope you enjoy the city as much as I do. KC

Collette Spagnolo
37 months ago

Great cause!

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