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Mr. Perez from Riverside CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Running Books to Inspire Young Runners

Help me give my students inspiration in running, so they can build more motivation to stay in the sport.

  • $355 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our Cross Country program serves 65 students that come from a predominately minority community with 90% and up of them receiving free or reduced-price lunch. They come to practice not only to enjoy the sport, but to compete with class that they carry into their own community and future.

Many of our athletes raise younger siblings, work after school jobs to support their families, devote hours to studying for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, and participate in academic extracurriculars.

The athletes we have are some of the smartest in the school and I want them to learn more about their own sport in hope that they are able to better their performances. Getting them these resources will help them.

My Project

Our student-athletes do not know enough about our sport, so I am hoping to educate them on our sport by giving them examples from athletes that have come before them.

These books will teach them about staying injury-free, proper fuel, keeping their head in the game, and realistic goal setting.

Our students can benefit from learning from professionals in the sport that have gone through the same problems that my students are experiencing and how they got through it. It will help us become a stronger team. Our current running books have helped out tremendously in growing our performance, and I would like my students to benefit from more voices in our sport.

Mr. Perez
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Can't Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race against Time • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
The Genius of Athletes: What World-Class Competitors Know That Can Change Your Life • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Running Is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, and Live Happier • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
The Comeback Quotient: A Get-Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life • Amazon Business $14.68 2 $29.36
Running Wild: A Quest for Healing Across 7 Continents • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries • Amazon Business $13.79 2 $27.58
Epic Runs of the World 1 • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery • Amazon Business $9.29 2 $18.58

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