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Ms. M. from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Writing Portfolios to a Juvenile Jail

My students need folders for portfolio folders in order to highlight their writing successes.

  • $345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incarcerated in a juvenile jail 24 hours a day where they live in tiny cells. Many of my students come from poverty and have experienced trauma or community violence of some kind. Students have struggled with education and often come to the institution having dropped out of school. Up to fifty percent of our population is classified as Special Education and require services for disabilities.

Despite their often challenging circumstances, my students are resilient, brilliant youth who are working hard to transform their lives.

I am lucky enough to be their English teacher and want to give them opportunities to master tools that will help them to empower and rehabilitate themselves.

My Project

My students are fantastic writers and writing serves as both an outlet and an academic tool. Students write many essays, personal narratives, poems, and more. The students have requested folders where they can store their completed writing.

The students feel very proud of the work they do in class and need a way to highlight their success--for many student, the essays are the first they have ever completed.

My students are working hard to change their lives and writing serves as an important tool in this process. These portfolios will highlight their successes and remind them of the possibilities they possess.

Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEMSFX Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder - 12 pack Purple - For Letter Size Papers, Includes Business Card Slot • Amazon Business $26.50 3 $79.50
STEMSFX Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder - 12 pack Blue - For Letter Size Papers, Includes Business Card Slot • Amazon Business $26.33 3 $78.99
STEMSFX Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder - 12 pack Black- For Letter Size Papers, Includes Business Card Slot • Amazon Business $26.33 3 $78.99

Materials cost

$237.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$292.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.67

Total project goal

$344.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$344.44

3 Donors

-$185.46

Donations toward project cost

-$160.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.82

match offer

-$155.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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