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Ms. Wleklinski from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Decades of College Dreams

My students need 20 college guides in order to research different college options to ensure their future academic success.

  • $431 goal

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My Students

The college process. For many if us, this begins during junior year of high school. For my students, this process is about to occur much sooner, their 7th grade year.

My students are simply amazing people.

They are often faced with situations that could make many people just decide to give up. But not my kids. My students are resilient, smart, dedicated and ambitious. They are kids who want every opportunity given to them and seize these chances head on. My school is located in a very run down neighborhood, where crime and violence are an everyday occurrence. But my students want to rise above the chaos surrounding them through education. This is why they are my students. I work as a teacher for a college prep elective that students sign up for to help prepare them for college. We start this process young to ensure that students maintain focus on their goals, encouraging them to achieve their dreams of attending college. We work on organization, note taking and goal setting skills and work with a local university to bring college tutors into the school to help students maintain their grades.

My Project

With the college guides I have selected, my students will be able to constantly review important literature on the college admissions process, from choosing the right school, to writing a great essay and getting much needed scholarship money to pay for school. The program I run works on all of these things. The books I selected will go into our college resource library. This library is especially important because we do not always have access to computers and these guides help me and my students to continue studying the things we need to without having to rely on technology that we don't always have.

With our new classroom college guides, my students will be able to use these resources to prepare them for the long, difficult journey ahead of them.

Getting into college isn't easy, no matter where you come from. My students have obstacles that they must overcome to ensure they reach their goal of a college education. I hope these guides will help keep them focused on their dreams and help them learn how to navigate their own situations to ensure their personal academic success.

Ms. Wleklinski
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 • AKJ Books $23.99 1 $23.99
Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College, 3E Edward Fis • AKJ Books $16.99 1 $16.99
CliffsNotes Roadmap to College • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Paying for College • AKJ Books $14.04 1 $14.04
College Majors and Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective L • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilitie • AKJ Books $23.39 1 $23.39
Latinos in College • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
Barron''s Compact Guide to Colleges • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
U.S. News Ultimate College Guide 2011, 8E Staff of U.S.News • AKJ Books $29.99 1 $29.99
Acing the College Application • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
College Rules! • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Counseling 21st Century Students for Optimal College and Car • AKJ Books $26.96 1 $26.96
100 Successful College Application Essays • AKJ Books $11.70 1 $11.70
Barron''s Best Buys in College Education • AKJ Books $17.15 1 $17.15
College Handbook 2012 • AKJ Books $23.39 1 $23.39
From Here to Freshman Year: College Admissions Strategies fo • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
How to Go to College Almost for Free • AKJ Books $17.16 1 $17.16
I''ll Find a Way or Make One • AKJ Books $16.34 1 $16.34
Barron''s Profiles of American Colleges • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25

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