The ninth grade Students at our school are part the inaugural class, the first students at a new New Orleans charter school, a project based high school devoted to equity and democratic learning. Our goal is to have our students graduate with a high school degree, a trade certification, and an acceptance letter to a college. The ninth grade students are eager to learn the skills of wood-working and carpentry, and have begun gaining some skills on the wood shop equipment we have available, but it's already apparent we will need to expand our shop and get some more tools for them!
Help our students gain access to professional grade tools, to help them build professional grade projects. Here at our school, we strive to have our students producing high quality, professional level woodworking projects, working with a master carpenter to design, plan and implement their dreams. As any good carpenter knows, a carpenter is only as good as the tools they use. Sharp blades, and precise cuts are a necessity to making the high quality work we ask of our students, help us gain access to these tools by donating to our cause.
This year, the ninth graders are building a medicinal herb gardens to grow herbs that can be used to treat common ailments; as well as season food and make delicious healing teas.
The students are growing the plants, making the medicine, and building the elements of the garden. Through this project, they are learning the basics of building, as well as lessons in botany, business development (actually selling the medicine) as well as website design, geometry and countless other tangible and intangible lessons.
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