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Mr. Lagos from San Antonio TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blast To College

Help me give my students the supplies they will need to be successful in college!

  • $503 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in the West Side of San Antonio, TX where most of my students come from all different kinds of backgrounds and communities. One of the biggest characteristics I have seen in my students is their strong desire to attend college but high discouragement because expenses are far greater than what they can afford. It is through their childhood experiences and what I have seen them display in the classroom, that I believe they have the potential to change the trajectory of their future and what others say they can do. Expectations are low for these students and not many believe they are capable of attending college, including their parents. All my students have known is that they would grow up to be just like what they grew up around which was gang violence, drugs and abuse. However, their curious minds, creative spirits and strong personalities say otherwise.

They are fearless and I know they are equipped to overcome any obstacles and challenges they face, because of their strong backgrounds.

They are relentless in the college going process and I believe my students will pursue something greater than the label their communities have placed on them.

My Project

These materials will be extremely beneficial for students in their college classes. A planner will assist the students to keep track of upcoming assignments, exams, events, etc. The pencils, pens and highlighters will assist the students in taking notes and highlight key terms and/or information in required textbook readings. The laptop will be raffled off to a senior and this will help that student complete his/her assignments outside of the classroom and will be used to type any essays.

My students have limited resources to afford this on their own, therefore I want to be able to help them in this small way to get them a head start.

These were just some of the things I needed while I was in college and they were extremely beneficial to me. I want to be sure they have the supplies to help them be organized and successful in college.

Mr. Lagos
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo 100e and Google Chrome Mgmt Software • Best Buy Education $275.99 1 $275.99
Paper Mate 1945925 InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count • Amazon Business $7.37 3 $22.11
Post-it Flags Assorted Color Combo Pack, 320 Flags Total, 200 1-Inch Wide Flags and 120 .5-Inch Wide Flags, 4 On-The-Go Dispensers/Pack (683XL1) • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Paper Mate Write Bros Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, HB #2, Assorted Colors, 10 Count • Amazon Business $2.82 6 $16.92
Sharpie Liquid Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 10 Count • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 2 Inch - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
2019-2020 Academic Planner - Weekly & Monthly Planner, July 2019 - June 2020, Flexible Cover,12 Monthly Tabs, 21 Notes Pages, Twin-Wire Binding with Two-Sided Inner Pocket, 5" x 8" • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (31) • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Avery 5-Tab Binder Dividers, Insertable Multicolor Big Tabs, 6 Sets (11109) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$391.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$427.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.39

Total project goal

$502.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$502.58

2 Donors

-$502.58

Donations toward project cost

-$427.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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