Washington, D.C. Trip
Below is a letter sent to the community regarding an upcoming trip.
Hello Friends and Family.
I am a student at Wellsprings Friends School, a small alternative high school in Eugene, Oregon. I am part of a delegation of five seniors, two young adults and chaperones, who are taking a trip to Washington, D.C., March 20 - 27. We will be learning about and practicing active citizenship as well as meeting with our congressmen. Our excursion will also allow us to visit national monuments, museums and experience the culture of our capital city. This trip can be a life changing opportunity for us.
We will be participating in the Friends Council on National Legislation (FCNL) conference over spring break. FCNL will help us learn about current legislative issues, hear speakers, form our own positions on the issues and schedule meetings with our congressmen to share our concerns and/or support.
I’d like to introduce the delegation. Our group includes Jack, a young transgender man interested in a close up view of the government and experiencing the culture of D.C. Alyssa, a young woman interested in exploring career options in the government. Miranda, a young woman is going because she cares and wants to be an active citizen. Gaven, a young man who’s looking forward to stepping out of his small town and expanding his horizons, and Jordin, a young man who has a desire to “get in there”, and see the government’s operations up close.
We are all looking forward to making this trip to our capitol city and am asking if you can support the delegation with a financial contribution to the school. We’ve received a grant from Friends Council on Education to assist with the conference registration but we still need to raise $5,500 for this excursion. As you can see, any support you can give to help fund this trip would be appreciated.
Jack, Alyssa, Miranda, Gaven, Jordin, Nick, Bronte, Lisette, and Ethen
Written by Jack with input from the delegation.
Please send support to:
Wellsprings Friends School, 3590 W. 18th, Eugene, OR 97402 (memo $ with DC trip)