Every dollar you donate will directly benefit the children of the Mombasa orphanage, as well as the villagers who will be able to drink clean water from our well for years to come!
"I'm really looking forward to seeing the faces of the people we're going to be helping. Learning about the situation for people in Kenya has really opened my eyes and made us all determined to help however we can."
-Hugo, 11th-grade student/PTC member
Upon the completion of our fundraiser, students from PTC will be traveling to Kenya in the spring of 2024 in order to experience firsthand what life is like in an entirely different country and culture. (Note: All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards aid for people in Kenya; travel and lodging costs will be self-financed by our students.)
During their nine-day stay in the country, our students will have the opportunity to carry out their projects on the ground, to meet the children whose lives they’ll be changing, and to connect with the unique and celebrated cultures of Kenya. We hope that our students will return from this trip with a deeper understanding that all people everywhere are connected by our common humanity, and that we all need to work together to ensure that we all have a chance to live a full, healthy, and happy life. In other words: we want our students to put their empathy into action.
By donating to support our cause, you have the chance to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of people in need in Kenya, while also giving our bright, conscientious and empathetic students a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we hope will inspire them to become the humanitarians of the future. Donate today!
"It's exciting to know that I can make a difference and help the greater good. A little thing like water that we take for granted...to be able to share water with people who don't have it, I think it's really special."
-Matthew, 11th-grade student/PTC member
“Pathway to College” is an extracurricular program offered by schools, including Bergen Arts & Science Charter, to students in grades 7-12 designed to enhance students’ preparation for life after middle and high school. At Bergen Charter, the PTC club is currently composed of more than 40 students, led by six teacher-advisors.
PTC provides a unique opportunity for the students by establishing a long term interactive advisor-student relationship, creating an environment for high achieving students to develop academic, social, leadership and teamwork skills. The program encourages activities such as academic competitions, team building, college trips, and guest speakers.
Pathway to College is about preparing kids for life, and a big component of that is giving them perspective. This project will expose our students to the world and give them a global perspective, and we hope that will help us create future philanthropists and future humanitarians.
-Chris Mileo, Bergen Charter teacher/Pathway to College coordinator