Project Potential: Make Someone Else a Winner!

April 22, 2010

Homeschool, Reviews

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Lunchables. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you seen this video? If you have not seen it, you should. It’s adorable! It’s going viral right now… these kids are just too cute!

The video is part of the KRAFT Lunchable Team’s campaign, “Project Potential” in their “Field Trips For All” project. Stuff like this is near and dear to my heart– with Project Potential, you nominate an under-privileged or deserving class of children to experience a hands-on field trip. As we all know, school budgets are being slashed, and the things to fall by the wayside are usually stuff that’s important to the kids. And if you look back to when you were a kid, field trips were REALLY REALLY important. My whole concept of having a history blog about New York Travel came from a field trip, did you know that?

The Nicholas Herkimer Home

When I was a girl, my parents didn’t make a lot of money. There were a lot of kids in my family, and my mom and step-dad had health problems as well as business problems. So I always missed out on the school activities, like music lessons and class field trips because I couldn’t pay my way. But when I was in 7th grade, somebody funded a field trip for the entire class. We got to go to the Nicholas Herkimer House in Little Falls, NY! I don’t think I had ever been so far away from home before then (and the bus ride took HOURS).

That field trip was so important to me, I still remember so much about it. The Herkimer Home is a living museum, and I got to learn and experience colonial life in New York State as it was in the 1770s. It sparked my interest in Upstate New York and its rich history. As an adult, I decided my kids should experience these things, too, so we went out on trips across the state. Then, I decided to journalize our travels, so I started a blog. One thing led to another, and here I am in the pro-blogging and freelance writing career! Just because of a field trip!!

So when KRAFT Lunchables say they want to help kids go on field trips, I am 100% behind them. And guess what–the Lunchables Team is giving us a way to participate! We can nominate a class to win a field trip! Fifty classrooms from the country will be selected to go on the field trip of their life! That, my dear moms and dads, is very, very cool. Please check out the Field Trips For All website– make your nomination and make a bunch of little kids very, very happy. I nominated the elementary school that I went to. I hope they win! That field trip may bless their lives! 😀
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5 Responses to “Project Potential: Make Someone Else a Winner!”

  1. Katherine Says:

    Thanks for visiting Obxdunes! 🙂 I am just starting that blog – it’s going to take a while to build it up.

    I will definitely check out the lunchables field trip site. My daughter loves the pizza lunchables. Good the company is doing something to help kids.

    I just read your bio… the teenagers.. you NEED to see my last two videos just before my “flag” post… teenagers are SO STUPID. (God love them)

  2. Jen Says:

    This is a great thing to do! My daughter has been on only two field trips so far, I am sure I went on many more as a kid. Our school budget was just slashed again, in fact they are just closing schools all together now. It’s really sad. It’s good to see that Kraft is doing something about it.

    I love your story about what a field trip did for your life. A life altering event, you never know what is going to spark the change.

  3. megscole64 Says:

    I LOVED field trips. 🙂

  4. Pat Says:

    I read a lot of blogs – actually I search through a lot of blogs looking for one that says something to me. I confess that I don’t return to very many. However, I do check your blogs almost daily. You write in an honest, everyday way that so appeals to me.

    This is an adorable video and a good cause. Now I will show my ignorance – I clicked on the Stumble button. Was that all I had to do? I wasn’t quite sure about what to do with the page that came up after I clicked.

    Also thanks very much for your comment on my sister’s funeral. When a family member is afflicted the way she was, there is not only sorrow but inevitable (I guess) feelings of guilt. Thank you again.

  5. Pat Says:

    I’m goofy. I see what I did wrong – clicked on the Stumble button and, quick as a flash, it took me to another site which confused me (always easy to do!).