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Speaking Engagement on the Olympic Peninsula

Students speaking in Port Angeles

Students speaking at Peninsula College

Last week we headed to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to do four paid speaking engagements, tour Peninsula College in Port Angeles, and visit high school students and community members in Forks.We met so many interesting people and we feel energized to begin work on several new project ideas. This trip taught us that we need to do more research to educate ourselves better about current immigration issues.

Our public speaking skills continue to improve and we’re looking forward to doing more trips of this kind in the future. If you know of a group, school, or community that would like to engage in a discussion about the themes discussed in our book and documentary, please let us know!

18498 97 96 95 94 92 91 9With Forks Students PenCollege President Maria & Jan 2

DreamFields Awards First Scholarship

Champions of Diversity

Rosa and Jacob Paz Perez and Ana Mendoza.
Rosa and Ana presented the scholarship to Jacob (Rosa’s older brother).

In November, we awarded a Mount Vernon migrant student with a $1500 college scholarship using a portion of the money we have earned from the sales of DreamFields. Two of us who worked on the book stood up in front of hundreds of people at MacIntyre Hall at Skagit Valley College and presented the Champions of Diversity scholarship on behalf of the Migrant Leaders Club to Jacob Paz Perez, a current senior at Mount Vernon High School. Jacob plans to attend Skagit Valley College next year and study criminal justice.

It was so exciting to see our project helping a member of our own community!

We hope to keep selling books and be able to give even more scholarship money through Champions of Diversity next year!

Thanks to everyone who has purchased a book for helping us achieve our dream of giving a scholarship. It feels pretty amazing to realize in our first years of high school that we can change the lives of migrant students right here in our community. We hope to do even more!

2012 in review

We just received our 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

 This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012.

Click here to see the complete report.

DreamFields Off to DC Today

Sea-Tac Airport en route to Washington DCIn front of Reel Grrls in Seattle.

Today we drove to Seattle to deliver five migrant girls to the Teen Video Camp at Reel Grrls, then we drove on to the airport to drop-off Rev. Jo Beecher and former migrant student Baudelina. They are off to deliver DreamFields to important decision-makers and attend the 2012 Dream Act Graduation. It was an exciting morning!