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Mrs. Rich from Lincoln AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Savvy Readers Want Financial Security!

My students need books and games on financial literacy in our media center so they might be empowered to get ahead of their expenses through savvy money management and entrepreneurship.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are a culturally diverse, rural eighth through twelfth grade high school. Our school has embraced the concept of a flex-mod schedule. Students can fit anywhere from six to eight classes into their schedule allowing more time for AP classes, college-credit classes, electives and CTE courses. Students are given at least four hours personal learning time (PLT) throughout the week which they can use as they choose to complete homework, work in groups with their peers or meet with teachers during "office hours."

We have high expectations for our students meaning we want them to leave high school fully prepared for whatever they have chosen, whether it be college, vocational or straight into a career field.

The media center has seen an increased number of students utilizing the space during their PLT time. I want to give them the tools they need to be successful!

My Project

Teens make decisions about money every day. Unfortunately they don't always have the financial literacy or good knowledge about money to make the best decisions. Financial literacy is not a goal in itself but rather a learning process that can last a lifetime. I want to be able to provide our students the books and resources they need to help them make better informed money decisions now and as they transition to adults.

These books and games I have chosen invite readers to tally up the cost of being them — from clothes to orthodontia to cell phone plans — to reinforce that life is expensive.

I have chosen books for teens curated from popular investment and finance companies lists as well as popular games that help students practice these life skills in fun ways. These book titles include Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover and Smart Money Smart Kids as well as other The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business, Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School, Money and Teens, and I Want More Pizza. I have also included board games that focus on financial literacy such as ThriveTime for Teens and Game of the States, Can you Sell the Most from Coast to Coast?

Financial literacy for students has never been more important. Please help with this project so we might empower our students to be more educated and prepared when it comes time for them to make important financial decisions later in life!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness • Amazon Business $14.49 4 $57.96
ThriveTime for Teens Board Game - The Money and Life Reality Game • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money! • Amazon Business $22.61 2 $45.22
Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money • Amazon Business $11.08 4 $44.32
Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By • Amazon Business $13.43 2 $26.86
Money and Teens: Savvy Money Skills • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
I Want More Pizza: Real World Money Skills For High School, College, And Beyond • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Game of The States, Can You Sell The Most From Coast To Coast? Game Board Game • Amazon Business $15.34 1 $15.34

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