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Mrs. Holy from Elk Grove CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Invest in Our Financial Education

Help me give my students books that will help them learn financial literacy. These books will cover topics such as saving, creating a budget, managing debt, and investing.

  • $498 goal

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My Students

My students are high achievers who take their learning seriously. They are enrolled in at least two Advanced Placement (AP) classes, if not more.

They are seniors in high school about to graduate and enter the adult world.

They have taken every class possible to prepare them for life after high school. Unfortunately, the state standards do not require personal finance, and many students are not yet capable of simple tasks such as budgeting or understanding debt. They are eager to learn and often ask me questions to help them understand the basics.

My Project

These books will help me build a library to teach my students about financial literacy. My students will pick a book to read at home, participate in reading circles with students who read a similar book, and share what they learned from each book with the class.

Money can be a difficult topic to talk about and many of their parents shield them from money matters.

These books will give my students an opportunity to discuss important topics such as budgeting, credit card debt, and saving.

After reading and discussing these books, my students will have a better understanding of how to manage money and make choices that will give them greater financial freedom in their lives.

Mrs. Holy
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Financial Literacy for Millennials: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Financial Life for Teens, College Students, and Young Adults • Amazon Business $37.00 3 $111.00
The Motley Fool Investment Guide For Teens (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Motley Fool Books) • Amazon Business $15.98 3 $47.94
Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live • Amazon Business $14.24 3 $42.72
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke • Amazon Business $13.60 3 $40.80
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties • Amazon Business $11.55 3 $34.65
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps • Amazon Business $9.48 3 $28.44
Making Money Work: The Teens' Guide to Saving, Investing, and Building Wealth (Financial Literacy for Teens) • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
Smart Spending: The Teens' Guide to Cash, Credit, and Life's Costs (Financial Literacy for Teens) • Amazon Business $7.63 3 $22.89

Materials cost

$355.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.67

Total project goal

$497.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$497.80

4 Donors

-$165.93

Donations toward project cost

-$141.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.89

match offer

-$331.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$282.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.78

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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