Donations will support student trip to Costa Rica

I am a Spanish teacher at Vashon Island High School. I am looking to raise funds to help my students afford a language immersive travel experience in Costa Rica, where they will complete a service project determined by their host community.

Through travel, students are able to make connections to their classroom learning, as well as develop a global sensibility that shapes their view of the world and their role as global citizens. On previous trips to Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain and Peru, I have observed these transformations, and it is my goal to offer a student-centered international travel experience as part of the Spanish program at Vashon High School. Through language and service, these students will be preparing themselves for leadership positions and future academic success, and economic status should not be a barrier.

I’m writing to ask you to support my students in their endeavors to raise enough funds to participate in this travel experience. A donation of any amount will help us to reach our goal, and donations are tax deductible. All donations will go toward scholarships for student travel.

The mission of our district is to “equip every student to engage, thrive, and contribute to an ever-changing world,” and I truly believe that this is an opportunity that will foster and grow these attributes.

Thank you in advance for your contribution. You have no idea how much it means to me to have your support.

Here are the ways you can make a donation:

— Via check to VHS Spanish Club, c/o Sarah Powell at Vashon High School;

— Make a donation online at http://wa-vashon.intouchreceipting.com/ — username: donation, password: 1donation, select items at all schools, then High School, Vashon Island High School, Donations, Spanish Club for Costa Rica

Thank you again.

— Sarah Powell

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