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Mr. Ramsey from Dothan AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need an evidence-based program that prepares them with the skills they need for academic, social, and life success. Interactive games and activities that provide practical life skills.

  • $1,039 goal

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My Students

After several discussions with the students and faculty the need for a advisement/mentorship program was evident. In an effort to address this need of assisting the adolescents of the community reach their full potential by gaining an awareness of and successfully avoiding—many of the common traps that may prevent them from being successful in school and in the community, the school is in the initial stages of creating mentorship programs.

Currently, the school serves as the learning environment for students in grades 9 through 12.

The student body consists of more than 1250 students. The school is part of the lower socioeconomic Title 1 school program. At least 68% of the students are on free or reduced lunch. As a Title 1 school we are limited to resources and acquire this much needed program. If the school is the recipient of this curriculum it will provide us with practical, useful strategies and concepts that can immediately be implemented during, and upon completion of, the program.

My Project

The aim of this program is to help students develop our life skills, strategies and the ability to take on the various obstacles they will face in life more effectively with or without a mentor's presence. Basically, they will be learning life-long learning skills that will make them better individuals.

The program will introduce the students to an evidence based program with practical life applications via workbooks, skits, games and videos.

The lessons will foster analysis and discussion of the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use as well as prescription and OTC drug use and various nicotine delivery devices. Students also analyze the impact of social media on decision making, reaching goals, and self identity.

Mr. Ramsey
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TGFDVSP High School Kit • The Mendez Foundation $595.95 1 $595.95
TGFDV High School Workbook • The Mendez Foundation $49.95 3 $149.85

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