6.20.2010

heading out | I Never

I'm about to head out on an amazing trip this week - meaning, no posts this week.
Here's what I'll be up to:

Last year the Equal Start team took 20 inner city Sacramento students from our after school run club on the trip of a lifetime. On this trip, affectionately called ‘I Never’, the students were exposed to higher education and a lifestyle that they have never considered possible. The students’ eyes lit up as they received a tour of the University of Oregon and the Nike Factory headquarters. You could see the dreams forming and ideas rolling around in their minds.

This year the I Never trip is heading down South. We will be touring USC and making a special surprise stop at Disneyland. Our goal is to see even more dreams birthed in these 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they escape the confines of their neighborhood. From June 21st thru the 24th the students will no longer be worried about where their next meal will come from or where they will sleep that night. On this trip we will be crossing off a list of ‘I Never’s including:

-I’ve never been to the beach

-I’ve never slept in a hotel

-I’ve never eaten at a restaurant

- I’ve never been to Disneyland

-I’ve never believed I could go to college

See you next week!

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