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Ms. Griffin from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy & Self Help

Help me to improve my students reading level while giving them knowledge that can change the trajectory of their life, family and community.

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small school with at-risk students just minutes from Ferguson, Missouri. My students are from the inner-city. They have varying levels of educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. They are great kids but are in desperate need of inspiration, motivation and representation.

I teach a business course and am really trying to push my students toward entrepreneurship.

Small business ownership can be empowering. This project has the potential to not only help my students but their families and communities as well.

My Project

By supporting this project, you will be help me to teach my students "how to fish" not just "give them fish." This project is going to help increase my students' literacy skills while simultaneously giving them knowledge and skills that can change the trajectory of their life, their families and community.

Books like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," "Sam Walton: Made in America." and "Founder's At Work" will give them knowledge to resources that are not common or readily available in their communities.

These books and the others in this project will extend the reach of my classroom teachings to further educate, motivate and inspire.

Ms. Griffin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sam Walton: Made in America • Amazon Business $21.20 1 $21.20
Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too • Amazon Business $19.21 1 $19.21
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses • Amazon Business $15.52 1 $15.52
Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets about Money--That You Don't Learn in School! • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
How To Win Friends and Influence People • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Wisdom from Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets about Money--That You Don't Learn in School! (Miniature Edition) (Miniature Editions) • Amazon Business $3.44 1 $3.44

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