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Dr. Bagby from Ewa Beach HI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Entrepreneurship Teaches Financial Literacy

Help me give my students a Ninja blender, Chefman grill, Cuisinart kettle, and Insigna electric oven to allow them to start an in-school food truck entrepreneurship experience.

  • $379 goal

This project expired on March 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7th and 8th grade students are inquisitive and are always looking for a challenge. Students are eager to learn about money management. We live in a high cost of living state. They are learning how important it is to research career options that will pay a living wage. We have studied stock investments and participated in the stock market challenge. It is exciting to see the students' reactions as they take interest and skills assessments that help indicate potential careers of interest. They are very motivated to explore to make good decisions for their futures. We next will jump into entrepreneurship and the opportunities that are possible. Many of our students come from families that own or work for small businesses. They are excited to try their hands at starting a school-based business.

It is important for students to understand business ownership as a possible income-producing career, and they are so excited to get hands-on experience in the business process.

We plan to market, sell, and manufacture items they create.

My students are starting to discover how to manage money. Now they are ready to go to the next level and start a school-based business.

My Project

Students will create entrepreneurial experiences in designing a menu of items to sell as part of their class food truck project. Students will create food truck menu items to sell using Ninja blender, Cuisinart electric kettle, Chefman grill, Insigna oven, and Oster blender. The other entrepreneurship project is using Oracal Vinyl and paper punch cutter to create customized ornaments and buttons to sell to school staff, clubs, families, and community members.

Students will market, sell, food truck dishes, and also design vinyl items for sell in their school-based business with proceeds used to sustain the program and community service projects.

Students will be creative in designing their vinyl ornament projects. They will also make special food treats to sell during their food truck project and school events. Students will develop skills in marketing and selling their products. Students will learn methods of manufacturing and delivery of orders. Students will learn about cost of manufacturing, determine sales prices, and calculate profits. Students will determine items to purchase to sustain the program and community service projects with profits.

Dr. Bagby
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 335 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ninja - Professional 1000 3-Speed Blender - Black/Silver • Best Buy Education $87.99 1 $87.99
Cuisinart - PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle - Silver • Best Buy Education $78.31 1 $78.31
Chefman RJ23-SG - grill • Best Buy Education $38.76 1 $38.76
Insignia NS-TO12SS8 - electric oven - stainless steel • Best Buy Education $23.56 1 $23.56
Oster 10 Speed Blender (6706) - blender - black • Best Buy Education $20.04 1 $20.04
EK Tools 2.25-Inch Paper Punch, Large, Circle, New Package • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - White • Amazon Business $5.03 2 $10.06

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