Andres Duarte Elementary (Duarte, CA)

Name

  • Name:Mrs. Laura Thomas

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Andres Duarte Elementary
  • Address:1431 Crestfield Ave
    Duarte, CA 91010
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:626 599-5100

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • To provide 6th grade students with an opportunity to attend Outdoor Science School.

  • History:
  • I have taught 6th grade for 13 years now and over these many years have managed to take about 700 students (total) to Outdoor Science School
    The school where I teach is in an economically disadvantaged area and the majority of my students receive free or reduced lunch.
    For that reason, raising the money to send these kids to Outdoor Science school is quite a challenge.
    However, having run this program for so many years, I have many parents who have come to see this as a valuable experience for their children. In 13 years I have seen many siblings, cousins, etc determined that their younger relatives also get the opportunity.

    Outdoor Science school gives many of these students a chance to experience a sense of independence in a safe environment while learning science "hands-on."
    Many, if not most of my kids have never touched the snow, even though they live within an hours drive of the snow. So giving them a chance to hike in the outdoors and enjoy the environment "in person" is an amazing experience for them.

    It costs about $350/child (including both the costs of the week itself and the transportation) for them to attend Outdoor Science School. The program we attend is run by Los Angeles County Office of Outdoor Science school and specifically we have been attending their Big Bear location for the past 4 years.

    We have multiple fund raisers each year and I manage separate accounts for each of my students so that they may raise their own money.


    Even though they may begin to raise money in 5th grade for their trip in 6th, there are still - unfortunately - kids who aren't able to go due to lack of funds.
    I DO have a very generous staff who often dip into their own pockets to help students. But our staff is dwindling and of course the economy hasn't helped the situation.

    Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  • Year established:1998
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
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