Pulsera Project

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:37pm

AHS AP SPANISH STUDENTS RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR ARTISTS AND EDUCATION IN CENTRAL AMERICA


From 02/19/2018 to 03/05/2018, Atholton High School's AP Spanish Language and Culture classes will be selling hand-woven bracelets, or ‘pulseras’ in Spanish, to empower the artists who make them in Nicaragua & Guatemala. The sale was organized through the Pulsera Project, a Fair Trade nonprofit organization that empowers and educates people in the U.S. and Central America through pulsera sales that benefit fair trade jobs, worker rights, sustainability, and education, while learning about the culture, lives, and struggles of Central Americans.

Bracelets are $5.00 and will be sold at lunch and during Raider Time in room Mrs. Street’s room, C152.

This year’s AP Spanish Language students are exploring Poverty and Effects on Education. AHS’s AP Spanish Language students are among the first groups in the nation to pilot the College Board’s AP with WE Service program the program is designed to integrate service learning opportunities into their AP curricula. Through the Pulsera Project sales, students will be able to help make an impact and support educational programs throughout Central America. 

The AP with WE Service connects a rigorous academic experience with service learning in an effort to help students become mindful leaders and active citizens. Students will be urged to take action on the service opportunities that matter most to them.

AP students in this pilot program will have the chance to apply their rigorous academic learning in real world settings and situations. By merging meaningful service learning with AP coursework, these young people will be empowered to become engaged citizens on issues of interest to them.” Jason Manoharan, Vice President for AP Program Management and Strategy at the College Board.

AND don’t forget to purchase a Pulsera-Gram to send to your friends on March 20th, International Day of Happiness!  Feel free to contact Mrs. Street for more information.