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Mrs. Chamberlain Engel from Hayward CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Some Game With Financial Literacy Breakout Boxes!

My students need four Breakout Edu kits to "gamify" financial literacy.

  • $817 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 7th and 8th grade home economics students are an energetic bunch of teens who love to socialize and have fun. Our Title I middle school is located in a high-poverty, working-class neighborhood. About 60% of our student body receives free or reduced-price lunch, and many of them speak English as a second language.

You wouldn't know it from looking at them, but many have already experienced trauma, disruption, and loss in their young lives.

After school, most either go home to babysit younger siblings or attend after-school care until 5 or 6. For young teens, all of this responsibility at home can result in extra exuberance while at school. Although they sometimes forget to focus on academics, most of our students are aspiring scholars who might very well be the first in their families to attend college!

My Project

To captivate 21st-century learners is not always an easy task, but my students love to compete! Breakout Edu kits are boxes with a series of locks. Student teams race against each other to see who can answer a series of questions, enter the codes, and "break out," or open, the locks first. These high-engagement games will really appeal to my middle school students. Financial literacy is a key skill for "adulting", but it's rarely taught in school.

My home economics class is the perfect place to teach students about budgets, the cost of credit and loans, and how to stay in the black.

Middle school students are on the cusp of so many important decisions. Soon, they will be inundated with credit-card offers and student loans. Let's prepare them now to navigate these consequential decisions with a firm grasp on financial literacy!

Mrs. Chamberlain Engel
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 4 $600.00

Materials cost

$600.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$693.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.45

Total project goal

$816.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$816.35

5 Donors

-$795.15

Donations toward project cost

-$693.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.20

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$0.00

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