My students need prizes/incentives for attending after-school tutoring sessions in order to increase their chances of being successful on our mandatory state testing. All students who attend are eligible to receive these incentives for free.
Our school - a high poverty inner city school - consists of approximately 1500 students from all over the world. We are one of the only comprehensive high schools left in our district, with more than 75% of our students speaking more than one language. Unfortunately, many of our students live at or below the poverty line, so many of our students work to help support their families in addition to going to school. My hard-working students need a solid education in order to improve conditions within their own lives.
Our tenth-grade students have been attending optional MCAS tutoring sessions after-school for the past several months. Without this one-on-one and small group tutoring, many of our students might not receive the best possible scores on this state assessment due to their English levels when they arrive here.
As a result, the goal of this mini-fundraiser is to purchase a few prizes and incentives for these students - gift cards to movies and nearby restaurants and other kid-friendly, fun but useful items.
These students deserve to be rewarded for their hard work, so providing them with prizes is an easy way to show how proud we are of all of them.
Because I have already done a fundraiser for this project, I am only in need of a few more dollars. Your contribution will make a big difference - and bring a smile - to these students. Thank you!
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