Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Upcoming: Park Slope Craft Fair

There will be a craft fair outside John Jay High School on Seventh Ave. in Park Slope on Saturday, March 22, hosted by the Secondary School for Research PTA. It will take place from 10AM-4PM. The school is located in John Jay. Here's what an email about them says, in part:
The Secondary School for Research is a small, 6-12 school serving predominantly minority and low-income students, most of whom will be the first generation in their families to go to college. 94% of our Class of 2007 went to college, and we anticipate that this number will be higher for the Class of 2008.

Many of our current juniors will be staffing tables at the fair in order to raise money for our school's College Fund. We are hoping to raise the necessary funds to pay for buses to take the entire junior class to visit colleges in Upstate New York. The buses are expensive--the total cost is close to $3000, an amount our school is no longer able to subsidize due to the recent DOE budget cuts. Please come out and support our students and our school!!
Sadly, we keep seeing these appeals from schools or school-related groups about trying to replace funds for kids that have been cut.

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