WHAT: Wilson Charter School will host a Masquerade Gala to benefit the “Wilson to Washington” project. The Wilson Charter School Masquerade Gala will feature music, entertainment and a silent auction.
WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
WHERE: Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125
WHY: Proceeds from the benefit will go to the school’s “Wilson to Washington” project. The project is designed to take 25 deserving inner city students to the nation’s capital for a four-day trip where they will partner with a mentor to help guide them through various educational projects. The entire aspect of the trip is a lesson in itself, with lessons learned by developing and adhering to the trip budget, raising capital needed to finance the trip, and learning what role each individual plays in ensuring that the trip is successful.
Students will also utilize their understanding of maps, directions and time constraints. Each trip participant will be required to work on a final project (photo journal, blog, video, etc.) that will be shared with classmates and the Broadmoor Community. All students have been working on fundraising. The money raised will cover the hotel stay, meals and ground transportation.
Tickets are $20 per person, inclusive of food, beverages, and entertainment. Tickets are available to buy at Wilson Charter School, 3617 Gen. Pershing St. They will be available at the door the day of the gala. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilson-to-washington-masquerade-gala-tickets-10257296851?aff=genadmission or call 504-600-7939.
If you would like to give a donation to the “Wilson to Washington” project, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/4alac0.
The mission of Andrew H. Wilson Charter School and the Broadmoor Charter School Board is LEARNING. We will inspire and guide every child everyday by providing excellent educational opportunities so that all may achieve academic and personal growth and exceed their expectations in life. Wilson is an open-admissions, Recovery School District charter school and member of the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools. Find out more at www.wilsoncharterschool.org