The Senior AVID students at Manteo High School are washing cars for free while accepting donations at the Sports Club in Nags Head and at First National Bank in Manteo on Saturday, January 14th from 8:00 to 1:00.
In groups of seven, with a chaperone per group, students will compete in an Amazing Race-style competition over two days that will include shopping and planning a meal, using public transportation to navigate the City of Norfolk, all while exposing them to various cultural locations where they will complete tasks.
They need to raise $4,000 to pay for a bus driver to-and-from Manteo, fuel for the bus, the public transportation passes, food money for meal preparation, lodging for two nights, and potentially a game or show the second night to celebrate their accomplishments.
This will be most of these students’ first time away from our small island chain. We appreciate your willingness to provide a new opportunity for these first generation college bound students.
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. We are a college and career readiness program that is dedicated to ensuring all AVID students are successful after high school. All of these students will be first generation college students. Most of them have already been accepted to a four year university.
These AVID seniors have rarely left the Outer Banks, and will be leaving home and living on their own for the first time when they go to college in August.
To give them the confidence to feel secure in their abilities to thrive on their own, AVID teachers have planned a realistic immersive experience that will train them to navigate the realities of living away from home.
We have great students and faculty that are making our mission easier to achieve. However, the financial needs for our plans are more difficult to address.
While the car wash is planned for January 14th in Manteo and Nags Head, they hope that you will make a donation to support this opportunity to provide an experience these students have never had.