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  • $750 goal

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Mr. Coley
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Middle Schoolers Learn Finances in Mr. Coley's Class

My students need 24 headphones to listen to an online financial literacy class.

My Students

Part of the 8th grade curriculum is EverFi, an online financial literacy class. EverFi is made up of 10 modules and each student works at his/her own pace. At the conclusion of each module, the student is tested on the material and he/she moves on to the next module if he/she makes 70 or more.

The vast majority of my students come from bad home environments, particularly for education purposes.

Most of my students are economically disadvantaged and participate in the free lunch program. My students' parents either are unemployed, or they work 2-3 jobs to make it. Many of them do not have transportation, so parent involvement at the school is extremely limited. We live in North Carolina and current budget cuts have been severe. Many schools have very good PTO/PTA involvement but not at our school for reasons I've already mentioned. Although factors are against them, my students are still eager to learn.

My Project

EverFi provides life-skills type information that is vital in today's society. The vast majority of my students will never hear the difference between a checking account and a savings account discussed at the family dinner table. Other questions like "How do you use a debit card?" or "What is the difference between simple interest and compounded interest?" would never come up at home either. As a matter of fact, most of my students do not even eat as a family which most of us cannot identify with.

As I have already mentioned, this project is very important because financial literacy is vital in today's society.

However, in order to use EverFi, good and durable headphones are needed so that students can learn independently and individually. The knowledge obtained will probably be a part of them for the rest of their lives. Can you imagine living in 2013 and not having a bank account? Some people live that way. Support this project and perhaps we will have fewer people like that.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lab Pack 12 Deluxe Headphones in a Carry Case Series Option: Sc7v Headphones • Teachers' School Supply $252.33 2 $504.66

Materials cost

$504.66

Vendor shipping charges

$55.51

State sales tax

$39.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$637.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.43

Total project goal

$749.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$749.53

4 Donors

-$130.21

Donations toward project cost

-$115.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.03

match offer

-$614.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$521.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Experian Consumer Direct and 4 other donors.

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