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Mr. Padilla from San Francisco CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Youth Learn Organizational Skills at a Juvenile Jail

My students need desk sorters, cabinet pockets, and file folders to help organize their work.

  • $225 goal

This project expired on June 7, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a school which serves a juvenile jail and we lack many resources to best serve our youth here. We need filing system supplies to help teach kids the benefits of being organized so they can take these positive habits back and use them now and in the future!

The youth here come from the most impoverished communities of the area.

They come to us with lower academic skills and many have already dropped out of school. A large percentage come from the foster care system and need lots of help with learning life skills. When the youth come here, we teach them the state standard curriculum, but we also infuse life skills--one being "how to be organized." This helps youth learn good basic habits beneficial for the future.

My Project

The materials will be used to help youth learn how to organize their school work and papers. Having file folders, desk sorters, and cabinet pockets will teach kids how much easier life can be when organized! Many of our kids are growing up in group homes or on their own, and they don't have anyone teaching them these skills, so it's important we do this at our school.

At our school we help kids learn skills they will need for the future.

Good organizational habits go a long way for anyone! We want to make sure our kids here learn this as well. This will benefit them in the long run.

Mr. Padilla
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Wood Vertical Desktop Sorter Grey • $53.99 2 $107.98
Quill Brand File Cabinet Pockets 3-1/2" Expansion, Letter-size • $2.51 10 $25.10
Quill Brand Standard Green 100%25 Recycled Hanging File Folders 1/3-Cut, Legal-Size • $12.59 1 $12.59

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