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Mrs. Braglia from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Planting The Seeds of Adventure

Help me give my students scholastic magazines to add some fun and up to date reading material to supplement their daily lessons.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We have a resilient (and amazing) group of students that come from an area of our country with a high concentration of crime, poverty, violence, drugs and abuse. We see many families repeating cycles such as teen pregnancy, drug abuse and violence. Many of our students come from families who remain in their neighborhoods and city walls for life. Our goal as educators is to break cycles and start fresh.

These energetic and outwardly happy children show up at school each day, regardless of what is happening at home and in their neighborhoods, to excel at reading and math, to rejoice in friendships they are making and learn life long skills to enable them to "fly".

We can literally change the world one student at a time by teaching and demonstrating that life that exists beyond the walls of the classrooms and pages of a textbook. We want our students to explore the world as they please and make friends with people of different cultures.

My Project

Our inner city charter school has large budget constraints which limit the amount and quality of reading materials our students have access to. Our library consists of predominantly donated fiction books which limits the exposure our students have to the outside world.

Our students need to become aware of cultures, health practices, art forms and history that extend beyond the city's confines.

One of the main priorities of educating these children is to show them what is outside their front door and beyond. For example, one of our field trips included heading out to a pumpkin patch so they could pick their first ever pumpkins (at age 12!). I am hoping by obtaining some scholastic magazines with various topics that include more global issues, that will help expand their horizons and give them a sense of adventure. We have 100% college acceptance rate for our senior classes upon graduating-my hopes are that they will use their opportunities to see the world and eventually change their world for the better. These magazines could help plant the seeds of curiosity.

Mrs. Braglia
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 280 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Choices, Grades 7 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 7–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.49 10 $94.90
Scholastic Art, Grades 7 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 6 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 7–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.99 10 $89.90
¿Qué Tal?, Spanish, Grades 6 - 12, Level 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 6 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.99 10 $79.90

Materials cost

$264.70

Vendor shipping charges

$26.47

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.38

Total project goal

$382.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.52

7 Donors

-$261.32

Donations toward project cost

-$238.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$101.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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