Help Danny teach in Germany this Summer!

Help Danny teach in Germany this Summer!

From Danny Lyerla

I am raising money to help me in my quest of teaching in Germany this summer. I have been hired by a program, but need support for flight costs, as well as accommodations since those are not covered in my contract.

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Hi friends/family,

As some, or many of you may have recently seen, I was hired to work as a teacher in Germany for for the month of July (July 3 - Aug 7 specific). Unfortunately they do not cover travel expenses, or accommodations for the month or so I am there. I do receive a weekly salary which will cover all expenses for food, transportation, and anything extra that may come up. I am looking to see if anyone would be willing to make donations towards my experience this summer. 

Teaching abroad has been something I have been extremely interested for sometime now, but have not had the opportunity to do so yet. Following this experience I should be beginning my first year as a paid classroom teacher (I will not interview likely until March/April), but after my 6months as a student teacher so far, I am super eager to get all the experience that I can before starting my first year as a teacher of record.

Since August I have been working towards getting my credential, and masters degree while student teaching. Sadly this means that I am working for free 40-50 hours/week. I am lucky in the I have been able to work at one of the schools’ aftercare programs, but that is only ~6 hours a week, which pretty much just covers my gas to get to work and/or class everyday.

Obviously I know that many of us are struggling for money, so there is zero pressure at all to donate, but if you know someone who might be willing to, or be able to, I would truly appreciate you passing this on to them.

Here’s a brief breakdown of what I foresee expenses to be:

Visa - $75-$100. I will likely need to head to LA to get this taken care of at the German Consulate there since San Diego does not have one.

Flight - $~850 (maybe a bit more, depending on checked bag fees)

Accommodations - $1200 (this would cover my stay while I am working, including utilities and all extra fees)

There will undoubtably be more expenses that I have not thought of, which is why I have the goal as $2,300

Again, there is no pressure, but I would be super appreciative if you could pass this along to anyone who might be able to donate 



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