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Mrs. Price from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Literacy Through Culturally Diverse Books

Help me give my students the book Rebound for our February Project LIT meeting.

  • $776 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a free, independent, public charter school that specializes in education for the urban youth designated most at-risk for dropping out of school. We are a Title I school with most of our families live near or below the poverty level. Most students come from female-headed households where the caregiver has not completed high school or attended college. Nearly 75% of students who enroll are 2 to 4 years below grade level in reading and math. When children start off disadvantaged, they are more likely to drop out of school because they fall so far behind.

Our school motto is "Accepting failure is NOT an option!" For 2017, our high school received an excellent score of 85.4% from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

We are preparing some of the city’s most disadvantaged children to have what every child deserves---a chance to achieve and successfully contribute to the community.

My classroom is full of engagement, authenticity, community, creativity, and enthusiasm. No matter the obstacles they face outside of school, my students strive to be the best they can be.

My Project

Project LIT at Lift for Life Academy is back for 2019! Project LIT is a book club for middle school students centered around the discussion of culturally diverse books. Last year we were able to read and discuss five books (Towers Falling, The Crossover, House Arrest, Ghost Boys, and Ghost) because of the generosity of those who donated. Our kids are truly falling in love with reading!

We teachers are seeing it every single day and it would not be happening without the support of all of you.

Rebound is the prequel to The Crossover, and is the story about Jordan and Josh's father, Charlie Bell. Charlie Bell lost his father, and his death alters the relationship he has with his mother and he avoids anything that may remind him of his father. A story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood. In order for the book club to be a success we must first acquire a large quantity of books and then get those books into the hands of our students. Please consider donating, picking up a copy, and joining us for our first book club meeting of 2019 in February!

Mrs. Price
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Rebound • AKJ Education $12.40 50 $620.00

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