We’re opening at 2 p.m. on June 11 to host the hard working staff at the Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy in the Grand Boulevards neighborhood of Chicago AND you and everyone you can bring out.
Twenty-percent of the entire day’s proceeds, from 2 p.m. ’til close, will be donated to the school for a once-in-a-lifetime educational travel opportunity for two students, one girl and one boy. We talked to principal Julie Puzon about it so you know what you’re supporting with your purchases at Drinkingbird that Tuesday.
“It’s a summer program where students get an opportunity to study with other students around the world in Beijing, China. The program itself is paid for, but the travel to and from can be costly,” says Puzon. “As a school we hope to provide our scholars with every opportunity possible and want to make sure that they don’t miss out due to funding. We as a school fundraise to support the scholars in their travels.”
It costs about $2000 per student, who are chosen based on an application and essay–earning their spot. Right now, they’re about 25-percent of the way toward their fundraising goal. We’re hoping you’ll come out and support this and we’ll be doing all we can to make helping a good cause also be a very good time.
The school’s end-of-the-year staff party begins at the restaurant begins at The Drinkingbird at 2 p.m. and is open to family, friends and the public, so come on by and support education in Chicago and the people who make it happen.
One more thing, look for our ads in the Chicago’s “RedEye” newspaper–going all out for this one, friends. See you soon!