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Mrs. Benson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Making Changes

Help me give my students knowledge of the power of kids and their own strength with the book, Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World.

  • $340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are entering sixth grade and are experiencing all the changes that "Middle School" and early adolescence. Additionally, my students live in the "Back of the Years" neighborhood which has many challenges. Many parents work several jobs to provide for basic needs. Job insecurity is a an issue for many families. Routinely, students are displaced from their homes due to economic situations. There is the presence of gangs which provides its own challenges. Most students are familiar with someone who has died due to a gang death. The overriding goal for most of the students, as well as their families, is for them to be successful in school so that they are able to pursue a career and support themselves when they are adults.

My Project

The book entitled "Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change," will empower students. The children portrayed in this book have many challenges comparable or worse than the life situation of my students. These children find ways to confront the challenges that they must face in their lives. Students will meet other "truly amazing kids" who have faced obstacles and won battles.

Students will meet other "truly amazing kids" who have faced obstacles and won battles.

This book contains 30 stories about children taking actions to improve their lives or the lives of others. These stories demonstrate the power of the voices and actions of children.

Mrs. Benson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World • Amazon Business $8.49 30 $254.70

Materials cost

$254.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.92

Total project goal

$339.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.44

3 Donors

-$339.44

Donations toward project cost

-$288.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.92

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$0.00

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