EASTON HIGH AP SPANISH STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY THE PULSERA PROJECT
Photo: The Pulsera Project has recognized Easton High as a Top 25 participating school. The nonprofit organization educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 2,300 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras”. The students in Mr. Hillyard’s AP Spanish class received a hand-painted coffee bag from Nicaragua as a thank you gift.
The Pulsera Project has recognized Easton High School as a Top 25 pulsera-selling school! The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 2,300 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish. The project’s mission is to make the world a more colorful and just place by educating and empowering Central American communities and U.S. students.
Over the past 5 years Easton High students have sold just over $8,000 worth of fair-trade bracelets and purses to support Central American artists. “Easton High School is currently tied for 21st place out of 2,332 schools that participate nationwide,” said Jeremy Hillyard, Easton High School Spanish Teacher. “That is quite a feat! Thank you to all those who have helped sell, educate about the cause, or bought a pulsera or bolsita in support of The Pulsera Project. A special thanks goes out to my AP Spanish students who oversee our sale each year. We will be selling again in December, as this is a service project that we integrate into our "Global Challenges" unit in AP Spanish.” The students received a hand-painted coffee bag from Nicaragua as a thank you gift for this as well as for being a five-year participant in the project.
The Pulsera Project engages U.S. students in international service to help provide economic opportunities for Nicaraguans. Participants also advocate for progressive ideas about international service that value economic aid as just one part of a mutual exchange that also includes the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and life experiences for the benefit of all.