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Ms. Scales from Baytown TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Beat the Streets: We All Need Support Through Adversity

My students need this book to participate in a book study.

  • $732 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination and that perfectly describes my students. To be in our AVID program, they must take the initiative to apply, pass an interview, and write an essay explaining how they have individual determination to not only be college bound, but to learn skills in high school to be successful college students and to be successful in their chosen career. Most students will be first-generation college students, and many are also still trying to recovery from Hurricane Harvey. These kids are hungry to learn!

My Project

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and have faced many adversities that most adults could only imagine. Unfortunately, they are not exposed to many books or stories that are relatable to them and the situations that they have faced.

The book "We Beat the Streets" will allow my students to read about and discuss in our AVID classroom students who are similar to them who succeeded through adversity, and how they were able to achieve it.

We will use the book to also put into practice strategies that we learn in our AVID Elective class, such as preparing for and participating in whole group discussion in the form of Socratic Seminars, jigsawing and focused note taking for taking notes and small group discussion, and will write a personal refection to help them form short and long term SMART goals.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success • AKJ Education $5.83 100 $583.00

Materials cost

$583.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$621.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.72

Total project goal

$731.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$731.46

4 Donors

-$363.52

Donations toward project cost

-$312.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.78

match offer

-$363.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$309.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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