It nearly put tears in my eyes, watching parents and teachers working side-by-side at a car wash this morning. They are working hard at raising enough money so 16 Watsonville senior elementary kids can go to Japan in a cultural exchange program.
I think cultural programs like this are extremely important so children can see and learn first hand the similarities and differences in other societies in the world. They will grow up with more understanding of the world, and those in it.
I hope these kids make enough money for their trip; they were working hard and that is indicative that they are on the right path.