Every kid deserves to experience a cultural field trip. Help make it happen.

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Why this matters: Because every student deserves an opportunity to experience cultural field trips, but not every parent and not every school can make it happen.

By Amy Mitchell
Communications Manager

As middle school students prepare to go back to school this month, there’s one item that needs to be on their school supply lists in addition to notebooks, pencils, highlighters and backpacks.

A curriculum-based arts field trip to the Levine Center for the Arts.

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Students at the Mint Museum Uptown during the 2015-2016 school year. Photo credit: Ross Loeser

Just like the right supplies give students the tools they need for success in the classroom, cultural field trips provide the real world experiences that connect them to what they learn in school.

And, thanks to a $50,000 challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation, you can help ensure that more than 11,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools middle school students experience a cultural field trip this school year to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Mint Museum Uptown.

By joining the challenge by August 18, 2016, your new or increased gift to ASC through power2give.org will be matched dollar for dollar by the foundation (up to $50,000) to provide students with admission and transportation to two of the three museums (based on the school’s selection).

There, they will explore a diverse range of modern, traditional and craft artworks, including several works by famous artists they read about their textbooks. They will also learn about the African-American experience and gain access to cultural venues right here in Charlotte that that they may not have the chance to visit.

Help make this happen by going to our power2give.org project page and making a gift. Every dollar helps make the field trip a reality for the 2016-2017 school year. Here’s how:

  • $10 supports two (2) students
  • $50 supports ten (10) students
  • $100 supports twenty (20) students
  • $150 supports a classroom of up to thirty (30) students
  • $500 supports one hundred (100) students

The dollar for dollar match is applicable to only new and increased gifts as of June 30, 2016.