LAYC Roosevelt Holiday Field Trips!

LAYC Roosevelt Holiday Field Trips!

From Tomas Montecino

I am raising money to take participants of my after school program at Roosevelt High School on a couple of field trips; a trip to go ice skating at the sculpture garden, and a trip to Escape the Room Live.

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I currently work for the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and lead an academic support and enrichment program at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School in D.C. My services there vary greatly. Primarily I run an after school program that focuses on tutoring services and enrichment activities. I manage numerous volunteer tutors and contractors to assist students with homework, SAT prep, and ESL lessons. Additionally though, I make myself available to assist whenever my Spanish speaking skills are needed at the school. This can include anything from providing interpreting services for school counselors during house visits, to chaperoning on school field trips. 

Roosevelt is a title 1 school and 99% of our students qualify for free or assisted school lunches (i.e. they poor). Around 50% of the student body consists of recently arrived migrants from Latin America and my program's participants basically reflect that demographic.

I am currently looking to raise funds to take my students on a couple of field trips with the aim of helping them to build a greater sense of belonging and trust with one another as well as with the rest of the community. With the political climate being what it is, now is as crucial a time as ever to help foster and instill love and trust within the immigrant community.

My aim is toise on a couple of field trips that I want to take a group of students on. First, I want to take around 10 at-risk, priority students to go iceskating at the sculpture garden in Washington D.C. Tickets + skate rental cost $12.00 per student so the aim there is to raise around $120.00. We did this field trip last year and it was a resounding success. Secondly, I want to take 7-10 students to an Escape Room in D.C. The intention is to teach students about escape rooms and eventually get them to create one of our own at the school that we can then in turn use to raise money for future endeavors. 

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