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Mrs. Kieran from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Make The Right Choices

My students need two copies of each of the Scholastic "Choices" books.

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Language Arts at an Intermediate School in NYC that serves a diverse student population. Our students are coping with many different hardships at home. They look to their teachers to help fill in the gaps and guide them through the tough choices that they often face.

Many of my students do not have a strong parental presence at home.

In addition to teaching our subject matter, teachers must take on the role of surrogate parents. We often have to help our students navigate the many hardships they face as young adults in this difficult and often scary world.

My Project

I am always looking for new ways to reach out to my students and help them through the challenges that they face. Recently, I discovered books from Scholastic entitled "Choices", which deal with many of the hardships my students face such as divorce, sibling issues, and fitting in. There are also books that help them with the very adult choices that they will soon need to make, such as how to handle their own money. My administration felt that the books would be a wonderful asset, but lacked the funds to put them into my students hands. I had a choice to make. Give up, or turn to people that I know are willing to help. People like you.

You have a choice.

You can read this proposal and let someone else make a difference, OR you can make the choice to help my students make the right choices in the future. Which choice will you make?

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Mrs. Kieran
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Did It Without Thinking: True Stories About Impulsive Decisions • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• Facing Competition: Can You Play By the Rules and Stay in the Game? • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
The Skin You're In: Staying Healthy Inside and Out • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
Sisters and Brothers: Understanding Your Siblings and Yourself • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
Totally Tolerant: Spotting and Stopping Prejudice • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• Bouncing Back: Dealing With the Stuff Life Throws at You • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• Beating Depression: Teens Find Light at the End of the Tunnel • Schlastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• Out of Control: How to Handle Anger - Yours and Everyone Else's • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• $mart Money: How to Manage Your Cash • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• True Confessions: Real Stories about Drinking and Drugs • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• Your Space: Dealing with Friends and Peers • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90
• Surviving Divorce: Teens Talk About What Hurts and What Helps • Scholastic Book Clubs $5.95 2 $11.90

Materials cost

$142.80

Vendor shipping charges

$14.28

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$194.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.27

Total project goal

$228.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$228.49

2 Donors

-$197.08

Donations toward project cost

-$194.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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