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Ms. Lutes from Hampshire IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need registration fees for SkillsUSA state qualifying competency testing.

  • $418 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Work-based learning opportunities are delivered through Co-operative Education. Students have jobs throughout the year and our capstone project is taking our bosses out to lunch.

We are a rural school.

Our students come from a wide socio-economic background. Some have part-time jobs to support their families, some are saving for college and some are gaining work experience for the purpose of resume building. Colleges respect the work experience programs recognizing the skill of work/life balance gained by students.

My Project

Not all students have the money for registration fees for school events. Families sometimes have to opt out of wonderful opportunities for their students due to financial constraints. Each year, students have the opportunity to qualify for state competitions in welding, interviewing, diesel mechanics, CAD, CNC, computer coding, customer service skills, nursing, culinary arts, residential wiring, woodworking and cabinet making, cosmetology, robotics, auto mechanics, team building, construction, and many more vocational categories. We run a club in school that coincides with classes that we teach and the competitions are the ultimate assessment of what our students learn in class. A public presentation and application of the skills learned in a classroom and lab setting is the ultimate test. Students qualify for big dollar scholarships as they win in their categories.

Ms. Lutes
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Activity SkillsUSA Illinois $320.00

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