Sunday, January 25, 2015

Procrastination

This is going to sound really bad, but I haven't been focusing on my 20 Time project over the last two weeks. We had midterms this past week, and I spent most of my time studying. To be honest, I'm still a little brain dead from the exams. To make things worse, I had a swim meet all this weekend!

I finally emailed some of the elementary schools, and I'm hoping to hear back from them over the next week. I'm getting a little worried about my project: I have no idea what I'm going to do if I can't find a school to host the Readathon. I really hope one of the schools can host it!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Setbacks

I met with the principal of Kerby, Mrs. Delgado, after break. Unfortunately, Kerby only does one big fundraiser per year, and they already did this year's in October. This means that I wouldn't be able to do a large Readathon like I originally planned. However, I would be able to do a Read In, which is where students come to school at night in their pajamas, and volunteers read to them in the gym. This event is usually done where students donate a book as their ticket in.
I'm not really sure how I could do a Read In to raise money for women's education. I feel like asking students to pay to get in to the event wouldn't be very classy in a sense, as Read Ins can be done during the day at no cost.
I reached out to more elementary schools to see if I would be able to host a Readathon there, but I'm waiting for replies. I still want to do something at Kerby, but I also really want to raise money for women's education and I'm not sure if I would be able to do that there.