The students in my classroom face extreme conditions inside and outside my classroom walls. Because they live in poverty, a large majority of my students lack basic household necessities, like blankets, food items and personal grooming items which then affects their school behavior. Some students face gang violence as they walk to school and must focus all of their attention on how to keep themselves safe. Other students walk to school without jackets or warm clothes and sometimes only have one school uniform to wear for the entire week. Our school budget can not adequately provide basic materials (pens, pencils, expo markers and paper) to teachers and providing basic materials for students (sweaters, uniforms and facial tissue when they become sick). Teachers and staff are expected to provide high quality education with the least amount of resources and work tirelessly to do just that.
As the AP US History exam draws near, my AP students will be attending after school tutoring to ensure that they are capable and ready for that arduous day in May. Since the tutoring will take place after school, our campus will not be able to provide students with any form of snacks to help keep students full and focused. The donations made to this campaign will help provide students with snacks such as crackers, granola bars, and triail mix to keep them energized as they deep dive into college-level material on their own time. Along with the snacks, this project helps provide students with writing pens and pencils to write and revise writing projects.
Due to the increased hardships of the South LA area, some students are not able to bring food from home to help them keep focused during after school tutoring.
Other students experience hardships so great that school is the only place where they know they are guaranteed a meal. Being able to provide students with snacks while they study after school is just as vital as teaching itself. Students will be able to perform better at the difficult task of preparing for the AP US History exam in May if they are not distracted by grumbling stomachs. Please help by donating to this project today.
This project also helps fund for other materials needed to better prepare them for the AP Exam. Students will need pens and pencils to practice for those AP Exam essays. They will also need colorful writing supplies to help with editing their own work, as well as that of their peers.
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