Jan 312014

Wilson Charter School will host a Masquerade Gala to benefit a project designed to send inner-city kids to Washington, D.C., according to a release shared by the school.

The gala, to be held on at Propeller Incubator at 4305 Washington Avenue on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., will feature music, entertainment and a silent auction.

For more information, read the press release below:

Proceeds from the benefit will go to the school’€™s “€œWilson to Washington” project. The project is designed to take 25 deserving inner city students to the nation’s capital for a four-day trip where they will partner with a mentor to help guide them through various educational projects.  The entire aspect of the trip is a lesson in itself, with lessons learned by developing and adhering to the trip budget, raising capital needed to finance the trip, and learning what role each individual plays in ensuring that the trip is successful.
Students will also utilize their understanding of maps, directions and time constraints. Each trip participant will be required to work on a final project (photo journal, blog, video, etc.) that will be shared with classmates and the Broadmoor Community.
All students have been working on fundraising. The money raised will cover the hotel stay, meals and ground transportation.
Tickets are $20 per person, inclusive of food, beverages, and entertainment. Tickets are available to buy at Wilson Charter School, 3617 Gen. Pershing St, or at EventBrite.com. They will be available at the door the day of the gala. For more information or to reserve tickets, email ethelyn.frezel@wilsoncharterschool or call 504-600-7939.
If you would like to give a donation to the “€œWilson to Washington”€ project, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/4alac0.

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