The ice cream social and book signing celebration for “Ruby the Red Worm” drew over a 1000 people. It was one of the most overwhelming, amazing and fulfilling moments of my life to see the dreams of so many students coming to life. The students were so proud to sign their illustrations in everyone’s book, and the parent’s and teachers were almost just as proud.
Thanks to the Waukesha STEM Academy for going way beyond the call of duty to organize this event, which is no easy job. They also included free ice cream for all the kids.
An idea for future fundraisers would be to include cupcakes for sale for books like the upcoming “Cupcake Boy”. And, we can also build bridges with the community by inviting the media to do a story about the school and the book’s message, as we did with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.