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Mr. Yarn from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Determination With The Other Wes Moore

Help me give my students 40 copies of "The Other Wes Moore" to read and analyze.

  • $594 goal

This project expired on April 19, 2020.

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My Students

Showing a student their potential at the most difficult time could be a turning point in their academic career. Help students receive basic tools that are essential to their education.

My students are from diverse cultures and difficulties with so much energy and potential.

They are in a learning environment where agriculture technology and science are the foundation for education. In this environment they focus on high-level skill development and gaining academic skills proficiency. The student's are introduced to urban agriculture courses that cover veterinary science; landscape and design; urban gardening/horticulture; aquaponics; greenhouse techniques; and food science.

My Project

My students need to be exposed to the book "The Other Wes Moore". In this poignant novel, Wes Moore discusses his life growing up. Both he and another gentleman (with the same name), grew up blocks apart from each other and had similar lives growing up. One ended up working for the White House and one ended up in prison for life.

This book closely examines the choices we make in our lives and how our mindset can make all of the difference in the world.

I feel that this is an important read for my students. Because of the challenges that they go through, many of them give up easily. I want to show them what is possible if you work hard at it. We will read this book in small groups and discuss it as we go. Students will be asked to make parallels between their lives and that of the author. I feel that they will get a lot out of this book.

Mr. Yarn
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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The Other Wes Moore • AKJ Education $11.68 40 $467.20

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