BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KIRU) — The Learning Experience Academy in Education partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children in need by teaching the impact of giving.
“They learn the true meaning of giving and giving and how it benefits others, to not be so selfish and to be selfless, to help others and how it really benefits everyone,” explained Ashley Montoya, a teacher at the academy.
One of the subjects taught at the Learning Experience Academy of Education, a day nursery and educational facility in Bakersfield, is philanthropy, which is incorporated in their collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise funds for children with critical illnesses.
“You have to learn to be a good person first,” Montoya said. “You have to do that [have] Respected morals. You have to be that nice person because there aren’t many of those in this world and we need more people like that. For me, that’s my philosophy in class: to be a helpful friend.”
The overall goal of the Education Learning Experience Academy is to raise $10,000. The Academy is also working with other sites trying to raise $3 million.
Learning Experience Academy for Education currently has a price tag of $3,000. Students at the Academy do their best to raise this money through events and raffles. Some of the children even made donations.
“Let’s Grant Wishes enables young learners to put into practice the important life values they have learned throughout the year,” said Amanda Flores, Director of the Learning Experience Academy in Education.
These young learners are now trying to raise enough money for two children in Bakersfield.
“I will help children make wishes come true,” said Ava, a student at the academy.
Montoya says this fundraising event helps children in many ways, and will also create better communities in the future. She explained that students learn that it is never wrong to ask others for help when needed.