Let's Get Moving Fundraiser
MAC Elementary is fundraising for a van for our Going Out trips in the 2021-2022 school year.
What are Going Outs?
Going Outs are personalized field trips curated by the students, they can be focused on Service Learning (serving lunch at The Gathering Place monthly), Community (participating in Black History Month at UC Denver), or Curriculum (visits to museums and theatres). Students plan all details of these off-site trips. Going Out trips are important for many reasons. The freedom to explore outside of the classroom helps the child to better identify and understand individualism in the context of society. Going Out trips also help the child develop independence, responsibility, organization, research skills, manners, and cooperation. Going Out is essential in preparation for the third plane of development: adolescence. Ultimately, these experiences help children gain respect for all types of jobs and learn the value of hard work.
Help Us Reach Our Goal!
The van will allow us to go beyond the bus/train route to safely transport small groups of Elementary students for their Going Out adventures. It will also be more economical for the Elementary program, this summer alone costs $8,000 in transportation fees for Summer Camp outings. Our goal is to raise $22,000 which would be enough money for MAC to purchase a reliable 8 person van.