Wanted: Dreamweavers for SW Detroit schoolchildren
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Fifteen years ago, a small group of friends offered support and friendship to a Detroit public elementary school. Now, Bridgepointe comprises thousands of schoolchildren and families from city and suburb who come together to learn from one ... More ...

Fifteen years ago, a small group of friends offered support and friendship to a Detroit public elementary school. Now, Bridgepointe comprises thousands of schoolchildren and families from city and suburb who come together to learn from one another and empower each other. Throughout the year, our schools partner to package food for needy families, plant community gardens, put on field days, build libraries, coordinate educational enrichment programs and field trips, mentor, tutor, and run reading programs at various schools in southwest Detroit.

A year ago, a dedicated group of Bridgepointe volunteers pledged to work with the 77 fourth graders at Academy of Americas in southwest Detroit through their high school graduation. El Sueño "The Dream" is the name the children chose for our project. As our El Sueño students begin fifth grade this fall, we remain committed to work with them and their families, providing them with tutoring, enrichment programs, mentoring, and field trips along the way.

Become a Dreamweaver, a donor for El Sueño Project, by funding this campaign. Each donation is an individual thread of encouragement that when woven together with others will provide a strong fabric of support for these hardworking schoolchildren. With your gift, these students can receive necessary tutoring this year, as well as mentoring and enrichment experiences that they most likely would not have the chance to encounter otherwise.

These field trips include four swim lessons, a college visit, two visits to a senior center (where they will meet their pen pals), two museum visits, a hiking trip, a weekend camp recommended by their principal, and a Be A Farmer for a Day field trip that will focus on nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Please see the breakdown of costs below. The "other enrichment programs" category includes anti-bullying workshops, art appreciation workshops, and potentially a visit from The Classical Jam or another music group. We are currently working with their fifth grade teachers to tie these enrichment programs into their curriculum.

Your donations are 100% tax deductible (you will recieve a tax receipt when you donate), and 100% of your money will go directly to these students' needs.

If you would prefer to mail us a check, our address is 21800 Haggerty Rd. Ste 205, Northville, MI 48167. Thank you so much!

For more information, please see our open letter about El Sueño here.

Here is the spreadsheet of costs for the fifth grade.

 Goldfish Swim School lessons! Four more in the fifth grade! Thanks to the naturalist, Mr. Bajorek, for visiting us this past spring! They loved meeting the Catholic Central boys! Catholic Central boys visited us to tutor one week this year, as well as taught the boys how to tie ties!

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