Help My Daughter Get to Washington

Help My Daughter Get to Washington

Linzie 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.

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  1. Charlotte

    I went on a Global Young Leader’s Conference in DC when I was 16, its a very worthwhile experience and I would encourage people to donate!

  2. admin

    Thanks, Charlotte! You’re actually the first person I’ve heard from that’s been to one. Very glad to here you had a good time.

  3. Kyle

    I had a chance to go when I was a kid, but due to a lack of funding I missed out. Thursday is payday so I will donate some money then.

  4. admin

    Great! Thank you, Kyle! Sorry you missed out though.

  5. tudza

    Make sure she knows the quote from Star Wars. “Washington DC, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”

    and in Spanish, “El puerto espacial Mos Eisley.
    No encontraras otro lugar tan lleno de maldad y vileza.
    Debemos cuidarnos.”

    I would personally choose to spend the night in the Freer Gallery. It’s got the Peacock Room and the men’s room has ( or had ) a leather couch.

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  7. hobiejeepguy

    Was she able to go?

  8. admin

    Yes! She had a wonderful time and learned a lot from her trip. She visited the White House, the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and several other monuments. She got to meet other kids her age from around the country and even spent the night in a Science Museum. Sorry I didn’t update you all on her experience. Many, many, many thanks to all who donated! I’ll post some pics later.

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