Saturday, September 24, 2011

Choose to influence a student. Not tomorrow, now

So in the past two postings I've talked about the challenges our next generation faces from skyrocketing college costs and the lack of basic learning supplies in elementary schools.

Its something our generation has foisted upon the up and coming generation.

We can wait till the populus wakes up and realizes the downward spiral that awaits us 10 or 20 years down the road.

We can wait till our politicians wake up and realize that we need to spend our dollars more wisely or ask for tax increases to fund education.

I would rather not wait, and hope you don't want to either.

There is a way you can influence a student now, maybe for life.

There is an organization that can help

Donors Choose (

Donors Choose was formed by a teacher, to help other teachers fund projects for their classrooms.  From basic supplies to science and math kits, to anything a teacher can come up with.

Basically the teachers write up a description of the project, they need to be creative.  As a user, you can search on a project by location, poverty level of the area, subject you're interested in helping, age of kids, special needs, etc.

You then can donate as much or as little as you want.  You don't have to fund the whole project, maybe just a part of it. 

Its a great feeling to get feedback from the teachers and students whom YOU impact. 


To date, donors like you have given $88 million and impacted over 5 million students
have been helped to date.

All I ask is that you go out and look around, make a difference, tell your friends and family. 

You can make a difference, maybe influence the direction of someone's life.

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