Linzie, my eleven year-old daughter, has been selected to be a part of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, an honor given to only a handful of middle-school students every year. As part of this Conference, Linzie and other kids from around the country will get to tour Washington DC, listen to and meet prominent government officials and have a “photo-op” in the White House. They will also spend the night in a museum during the week that they’re there.
So, here’s where you come in, my Spudly readers. The cost for all of this is about $2700, including transportation. Linzie has already won a $650 scholarship for this event by writing essays on what it means to be a leader. And we’ve paid a deposit. This leaves us with $1700, and on an artist’s salary, this is hard to come by.
There’s a blue box on the right hand side of this page with a link that can take you to a donation page to help Linzie get to Washington for the conference. Did I also mention it will happen during her birthday? Please consider giving whatever you can to help Linzie achieve this goal and get to Washington. Who knows, it may inspire her one day to clean up that town and our country when she gets older.