Help our Graduating Class Experience One Final Outdoor Adventure!
We are the 8th Grade Graduating Class at Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School. We are holding this fundraiser to help us pay the remaining balance needed to attend Greenkill YMCA Education Center.
Three years ago, and a world away, the Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS) opened its doors thanks to committed families, community members and donors like you. Now we are days away from graduating as the first 8th grade class of BUGS! Your generosity and support over these three years has helped our school community grow and experience a world that is often unattainable for city students.
On June 27th, we will celebrate this milestone with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Greenkill YMCA Outdoor Education Center. On this exciting trip, we will enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as rope climbing, canoeing, ziplining and many more! We will close the evening by building a campfire, making s’mores, and reminiscing on what an eventful three years we have had at BUGS.
We have raised most of the money for our trip from our families and from bake sales. We are short $1500 needed to do this trip; we need your help! In the spirit of generosity, please donate and help us meet our goal.
A $45 donation will cover one student’s wonderful experience at Greenkill (including food). BUGS is paying for the bus service.
Every little bit will help.
This is our last chance to make memories that we will cherish for a lifetime!
As soon as we’ve raised enough funds for our 8th grade class, we will prepare for our trip!
We will be organized into groups with our friends and we’ll be able to sign up for activities including canoeing, ziplining, and high ropes courses. On the day of our trip, we’ll drive to Hugenot, New York where the staff of Greenkill Outdoor Education Center will lead us in a day of activities and fun!
why we’re doing it
We are excited to do this trip together and have an outdoor education experience that many of us have never had access to [Half of our 8th grade student population receives free or reduced price lunch, which means it can be difficult for families contribute to paying dues for trips]. We are doing this fundraiser to supplement the money we raised [Greenkill is one of the ways we are closing the gaps that exist between students from low income families and middle-high income families].