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Mrs. J. from East Orange NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Personal Finance and the World

Help me give my students books, vinyl and tshirt/sweatshits for our personal finance Shark Tank project.

  • $350 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a performing arts school in an urban district in NJ. Students audition to enter our school and must be able to excel, not only in the arts, but in their academic classes.

My students are truly some of the most amazing people I know.

They are kind, talented, and hardworking. I ask 110% of them on a daily basis and they work to meet the challenge. On average, with hard work our students have a 100% high school graduation rate.

My Project

Students will learn about financial literacy and world economics through hands-on experience by running a school business.

Students will be required to formulate a business plan by setting the price for the custom goods based on various world economic models.

They will need to determine the cost of materials for each product they wish to sell and what they will need to sell the finished product to the Shark Tank for in order to get "investors". Projects will be presented in a Shark Tank-style presentations trying to get the panel of sharks to give them money to invest in their t-shirt/sweatshirts business.

The headsets and controllers will be used for research videos and the vinyl will be used on the T-shirts and sweatshirts that groups create to attract the shark investors.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller • Amazon Business $62.06 2 $124.12
HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle: 25 Pack Assorted Colors 12"x10" Sheets, Iron On Vinyl for Cricut & Silhouette Cameo, BONUS Teflon for Heat Press Machine or Home Iron On DIY T-Shirts & Fabrics • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
A12 Headphones Earphones Earbuds Earphones, Noise Islating, High Definition, Stereo for Samsung, iPhone,iPad, iPod and Mp3 Players(Black, White, Green, Pink (Black+White+Pink+Green 8pairs) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter to 3.5mm Aux Audio Dongle Jack Cable USB C to AUX Adapter Compatible with Pixel 3/2/3XL/2XL, iPad Pro 2018, One Plus 6T, Huawei and More Type-C Devices(2PACK) • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Hanes Men's Pullover EcoSmart Fleece Hoodie, Deep Forest, Medium • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
SISER EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 x 12 Inches 3 Precut Sheets (Dark Green) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Gildan Women's Softstyle Long Sleeve T-Shirt, 2-Pack, Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Hanes Men's Pullover Ultimate Heavyweight Fleece Hoodie, Deep Forest, Small • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Gildan Women's Heavy Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt, 2-Pack, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
The Infographic Guide to Personal Finance: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Sharpie 30075PP Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gildan Men's G2000 Ultra Cotton Adult T-Shirt, Black, Small • Amazon Business $3.42 1 $3.42
Gildan Men's G2000 Ultra Cotton Adult T-Shirt, Black, Medium • Amazon Business $3.42 1 $3.42

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