Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Middle Schoolers Raise Money for Teosinte Students

After studying about life in Arlington's sister-city, Teosinte, El Salvador, 7th grade students were eager to help the youth of Teosinte by raising money to send them to high school. Currently, students in Teosinte can only go to school for grades 1-8, and although many kids would like to attend high school, their families cannot afford the $90/month fee. 7th grade Spanish students held two fundraisers selling handmade friendship bracelets and other goods to Arlington students and parents. All items were made in Teosinte and 100% of the profits went to helping Teosinte students attend high school. The 7th graders were able to raise almost $600, which will allow a Teosinte student to attend high school for four months next year.

Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication, as well as to Spanish teacher Ali Matson for organizing this important event!

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