This is the second year that St. Bernard Academy (SBA), a small Catholic school in Nashville, is participating in Kids Connect. An 8th grade classroom has chosen to support Declaro Mis Derechos, a project which helps Haitians in the Dominican Republic obtain proper citizenship, enabling them better opportunities for employment, education, and health care. For their first fundraiser, SBA held an out of uniform day and raised $370.82! For their next fundraiser, they will hold a bake sale.

“Supporting the Declaro Mis Derechos project will give us an opportunity to look out for others in the world. By helping get this project off the ground, we can help Haitians in the Bateys obtain proper documentation. To raise money, our school is having an out-of-uniform day. If students choose to not wear their uniform, they will donate one dollar, which will go directly to our project. This is our chance in a small way to make a big difference.” - Delaney, Student Participant