This school year, Durham Intermediate School started a new service group program called Durham Ambassadors. Last year, fifth graders submitted applications and the teachers chose the group to serve the school and be “ambassadors” of the school for the current 2013-2014 school year. Ambassador duties include: greeters at the front doors, help at parent nights and service projects.
The group recently finished The Pulsera Project- a fundraiser for homeless individuals living in Nicaragua. The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that takes unique, handcrafted woven bracelets (“pulsars”-in Spanish) made by impoverished youth in Nicaragua and ships them to groups, mostly schools, to sell for $5 each. All the funds go back to these young bracelet makers in Nicaragua to help support via youth shelters, scholarships, community programs and many other projects. The bracelets were well received at Durham and the Durham Ambassadors sold all 500 bracelets within a week, raising $2500.
For more information about the non-profit visit: www.pulseraproject.org.