Power of the Purse 2021

April 21, 2021 starting at noon CT Virtually

Event tickets featuring Erin Gruwell = $20 (Includes one Power of the Purse Raffle ticket)(On sale until Monday, April 19)

(Online access will be provided after your registration is submitted)

Power of the Purse Raffle Tickets = $5/each OR $20/five tickets (On sale until Thursday, April 22)
(Winners will be notified at the close of the raffle on April 22, 2021. Raffle tickets can be purchased independently of event tickets.

Click here to register for Power of the Purse Event and to purchase Power of the Purse Raffle Tickets

Thank you to all the committee members for their outstanding work putting this event together.  A special THANK YOU to all our sponsors who donated grand prizes, purses and baskets.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an author, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation.

By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, Erin transformed her students’ lives. She encouraged them to re-think rigid beliefs about themselves and others, reconsider daily decisions, and ultimately re-chart their futures. Erin and her students captured their collective journey in The Freedom Writers Diary, which is the basis for the 2007 movie Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank. Erin has appeared on Primetime Live, The View, and Good Morning America. She is also the subject of the 2019 PBS documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart.

Erin founded the Freedom Writers Foundation where she currently teaches educators around the world how to implement her innovative lesson plans into their own classrooms. She created the Freedom Writers Methodology, a progressive teaching philosophy and curricula designed to achieve excellence from all students.

Proceeds from this event go to sponsor single parent scholarships in Siouxland.

Erin Gruwell's appearance arranged through Gotham Artists.