Posted June 17, 2011 by John Jacob
“I feel like I’m the King of the World” This is just one of the quotes overheard when we were privileged to have Rosemont Avenue Elementary School join us aboard Dandeana the afternoon of June 8th.
“I feel like a rich man” was another …and maybe one day he’ll be the next Bill Gates!
For those of you not familiar with Rosemont Elementary, they are known for educating under-privileged families in the Rampart/Echo Park area of Los Angeles. Many are below the poverty level and have just started new lives living as immigrants.
The animated 60 5th graders who boarded Dandeana, with the help of their dedicated teacher Kamille Maslon, raised money to pay for their cruise by working hard selling chocolates. These eager and excited 5th graders learned that, with hard work and determination, anything is possible and they are capable of making their dreams come true. Watch the kids here!
Thank you Rosemont Elementary for reminding us life is a luxury; we are thankful and humbled.