Most people can look back on their high school years and remember at least one teacher who made a big difference in their lives. For 100 kids in Houston, their geometry teacher is making her mark by helping them get out of Texas.
KIPP Academy teacher Kelly Pfister has challenged her sophomore students to raise $45,000 for their spring field trip. If enough money is raised, the class will travel to southern college campuses in Georgia and Louisiana. They will visit colleges like Spelman College and the University of Georgia and tour the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Pfister says she wants to inspire her students to want to go to college. With this field trip, the students will experience college classes and campuses to see what their futures could look like. "They deserve that opportunity to get outside of Texas," says Pfister.
But $45,000 is a lot of money, so the students are challenged to earn the money inside and outside of the classroom. They are throwing fundraising events like car washes, bake sales and free dress days. They are also relying on donations from parents, friends, and anyone else who wants to support their trip.
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