California Junior High Schooler Shares Her Pencils of Promise Story
Just like Teen.com, Ally Carlson and her sister, Emily, teamed up with Justin Bieber‘s Schools4All campaign for Pencils of Promise this year and they are doing amazing work! To bring you up to speed, Pencils of Promise (PoP) is charity that helps build schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world. We were so inspired by the California junior high schoolers, we asked if the Carlsons would share their story with Teen readers! Here’s what Ally had to say:
Hi! My name is Ally Carlson and my sister, Emily Carlson, and I are raising money for Pencils of Promise. So far we’ve earned $800!
We donate our allowance each week, as well as get our friends and family to donate via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email and phone calls. We were just recently featured in the newspaper [in Rancho Cucamonga, CA] too!
Our goal is to raise enough money to build a new school. We plan on reaching our goal, no matter how long it takes. We are currently hoping to get on The Ellen Show to spread the PoP message! It would be great to see Justin perform at our school, Alta Loma Junior High, but our true focus is on seeing a new school being built.
In the Carlson sisters’ interview with The Daily Bulletin, Ally explains her involvement with PoP even further: “I want to help everyone get the education they can. I believe that everybody deserves an education and $25 educates one child for a year, so I want to raise as much money as possible to educate as many kids as possible.”
Are you a part of Justin Bieber’s Schools4All campaign? Do you want to share your story with Teen readers, like Ally? Click on the link below to get all the details.