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Ms. Bayas from Jersey City NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tokens of Accomplishments for Our Graduating Seniors

Help me give my students --the graduating Seniors of Girls in Pearls, these tokens of accomplishment for their exit ceremony.

  • $483 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching in the urban school district for eleven plus years, we have seen girls from various backgrounds and experiences walk our hallways. We know that every single one of our girls has the potential to be great, but we also know that in an urban district like ours, there is also the potential of being distracted and dissuaded from achieving their very best.

At our school, we created a group called Girls in Pearls to give our students a place to grow and a space to avoid the negative influences that can potentially hinder their success in life.

We have taken about thirty-six young girls under our wings to give them positive experiences and show them the possibilities that the world has to offer. They have participated in finance and banking lessons from professionals, have had women from various professions share their experiences, attended cultural rich experiences such as poetry fairs and plays, along with many more.

My Project

These simple, but humble pearl necklaces, will help us send off our 15 graduating seniors with a small recognition of their accomplishments. These senior girls were the founding members of Girls in Pearls and led the rest of the girls through workshops, seminars, cultural experiences, community services, such as lending a hand in food banks and shoe drives, and were role models for their younger, sister Pearls in the making.

In one year, the girls have matured and refined themselves to become unique individual ladies, Pearls.

They have pushed themselves and educated themselves with resources and skills to face college life, and begin their adult life, with confidence in themselves, recognition of their strengths, and a will to succeed.

Ms. Bayas
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Sterling Silver White A-Grade Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace (5.5-6mm), 16" • Amazon Business $24.98 15 $374.70

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