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Ms. Walker from San Francisco CA is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Gratitude to a Juvenile Jail

My students need thank you cards so they can practice gratitude in writing.

  • $171 goal

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My Students

My students are resilient, brilliant youth who have endured unimaginable hardships, yet continue to persevere in order to change their lives. I teach Special Education in a juvenile hall in an urban city. Most of my students live in poverty in public housing projects that are punctuated with violence and trauma. Many of my students are wards of the court or foster students on account of losing their parents.

Upon entering the jail, we learn that many of the students have been shuffled from school to school, or been funneled into the criminal justice system via the school to prison pipeline.

On average, one half of the students at my school have an Individualized Education Plan due to academic or emotional disabilities.

My students work incredibly hard to improve themselves as people and students while they are locked up. I learn from them each day and have been witness to the possibilities of transformation and rehabilitation.

My Project

My students often come to the institution in a state of shock and depression. Many feel estranged from their families, lonely, and without a solid network of people on which they can rely. Many students are ashamed of themselves and scared to reach out to the people who they love the most.

My project is to foster gratitude while honing their writing skills by creating cards for their loved ones centered around gratitude.

Students will write poems and short letters in their cards to loved ones with the hope of reconciling broken relationships and sending loving kindness to those who have helped them in their lives.

Ms. Walker
Grades 9-12

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Ombre Watercolor Thank You Note Card Assortment Pack - Set of 36 cards - 6 designs blank inside - with white envelopes (53806) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Set of Thank You Note Cards - Watercolor Flower Burst (10 Cards + Sage Green Envelopes) - By Palmer Street Press • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Studio Oh! Thank You Notecard Set, Chalkboard, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tree of Love - 36 Note Cards for $12.99 - Blank Cards - Green Envelopes Included • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Paper Spiritz Gorgeous Sunflower 3D Pop Up Greeting Card Handmade Happy Birthday Wedding Anniversary Friendship Merry Christmas Thanksgiving Thank You Best Wish Good Luck Happy New Year Valentine's Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
IShareCards® Handmade 3D Pop Up Thank You Cards With Envelopes Greeting Cards Flower (Business Money Tree) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Owl Thank You Notes (Stationery, Note Cards) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
IShareCards® Handmade 3D Pop Up Thank You Cards With Envelopes Greeting Cards Flower (Thank you cards) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
IShareCards® Handmade 3D Pop Up Thank You Cards With Envelopes Greeting Cards Flower (Lotus Flower) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
IShareCards® Handmade 3D Pop Up Thank You Cards With Envelopes Greeting Cards Flower (Happy Tree) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
IShareCards® Handmade 3D Pop Up Thank You Cards With Envelopes Greeting Cards Flower (Greeting Cards) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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