JHS Students Support The Pulsera Project

JHS Students “Color the World” Through the Pulsera Project
Posted on 12/04/2019
Longwood Junior High School Students  “Color the World” Through the Pulsera ProjectJunior Foreign Language Honor Society students at Longwood Junior High School are raising awareness and funds for artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala through the sale of colorful bracelets called pulseras. The students joined a nationwide program called the Pulsera Project, a registered nonprofit that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 1,600 U.S. schools.

“Students were excited to sell and purchase the bracelets after learning their origin and where their money would be donated,” said Spanish teacher and FLHS advisor Kristyn Pellegrini. “I loved seeing the students act as global citizens.”

Organized through the Language Other Than English (LOTE) Department, the students sold 500 hand-woven bracelets and raised close to $2,500. The sale of the bracelets brings awareness for fair trade jobs, worker rights, sustainability, and education, while learning about the culture, lives, and struggles of Central Americans. During class, the students discussed consumerism and social enterprise.

“Selling the bracelets was a good way to spread a message to our school while also raising money,” said eighth-grade student Nancy Diep.
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