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Mr. Gervais from City of Industry CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Do You Know Your Why?

My students need The ONE Thing book so they can discover their "Why" and learn to prioritize and set goals.

  • $680 goal

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My Students

My students are brilliant! Capable of unimaginable possibilities. They are bright, have amazing ideas, are full of life and are able to accomplish anything in front of them. However, they don’t see that. They are mostly part of a low socioeconomic area surrounded by poverty, crime, and low expectations.

I see what they can do.

Every day we talk about and work on mindset. The power of the mind is not a joke and I want to give them that gift. I know when they can change the way they look at things, the things they look at will change. My students need to change their view so that they can see there are amazing things well within their reach.

My Project

To know their “WHY” is truly important. Knowing how to set and accomplish goals so that everything you do is focused to achieve your “WHY” is even more important. The One Thing helps accomplish all of this. I would like to give an advantage to my students by teaching them how to discover their “WHY” then help them focus their efforts on achieving their “WHY” and aligning their goals towards that.

Identifying your why and knowing how to plot a course to achieve it is fantastic.

However, it is rarely taught. Time management, goal setting and setting yourself up for success is not something that school teaches. I want to give my students every advantage that is possible and funding for this endeavor would be amazing.

Mr. Gervais
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 35 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results • Amazon Business $15.46 32 $494.72

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