Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Here's an opportunity to help local schools!

Every kid deserves access to a top quality education, but too many of our teachers do not have the resources they need to help kids learn through creative classroom projects and engaging instructional materials.

Here's an opportunity to help!

DonorsChoose.org is a non-profit organization that helps connect public school classrooms in need with people who want to help them. Teachers submit project proposals that are carefully vetted by DonorsChoose.org before they are posted on the web site for potential donors to review.

This month, DonorsChoose.org is making a final effort to raise funds for 2007-08 projects before school ends for the summer. Projects in my City Council district range from purchasing reading comprehension games for second graders at Glassell Park Elementary School ($215) to buying a high-tech SMART board to help Hollywood High School students learn science ($2,656). You can contribute as little or as much as you want toward one of these projects.

Even a small contribution will go a long way toward helping a student understand a complicated concept or making a subject come alive for a class.

Click here to visit my page on the DonorsChoose.org web site and find out more about local classrooms that need your help.