Prairie Ridge High School Spanish III classes raised over $2,700 for the Pulsera Project. Additionally, the Prairie Ridge students participated in their annual Epic Race where they donated $795 to the foundation. The combined total of $3,500 put the Prairie Ridge Spanish III students and those who competed in the Epic Race in the top one percent of what people have raised in a single sale.
The nonprofit organization educates and connects Central American artists with students in more than 2,500 U.S. schools. The Pulsera Project supplies student groups in the United States with hand woven bracelets made by Nicaraguan and Guatemalan artisans. The proceeds will provide health care, education and a living wage to 200 artisans.
“It’s such a great organization and our students found themselves wholeheartedly embracing the program. I am extremely proud and grateful for what my students and the PR community were able to accomplish,” said Tim Taege who organized the Pulsera Project at Prairie Ridge High School.
The pulsera, or bracelet in Spanish, sales give students a chance to learn about Latin America and experience the Nicaraguan and Guatemalan culture first-hand. This is the first year that Prairie Ridge has participated with the Pulsera Project.