Every Kid Deserves A Book
My goal is to raise money to provide kids at elementary schools with high populations of economically disadvantaged students an opportunity to purchase at least one book at their school's book fair. There are many kids that are unable to purchase books when the school book fair is on their campus, which is so unfortunate since we want kids to take an interest in reading. How disappointing and conflicting must it be for a student to not be able to purchase a book when they are constantly being encouraged to read. The plan is to provide money to a variety of selected schools’ bookfairs so that each child can be given an $8 to $10 voucher that can be used to purchase a book of their liking. There are many schools that have over 80% of their students classified as economically disadvantaged. I think it would be awesome to provide these students an opportunity to purchase a book they choose! Raising approximately $50,000 would allow for all students to receive a voucher/coupon at a minimum of 6 elementary schools, dependent on enrollment.
My name is Mills Rodgers, the Educator Motivator. I am an educator and speaker in San Antonio, TX. I've worked in underserved communities throughout my career. I also served in the US Army as a mental health specialist which, in civilian lingo, is a counselor. Lastly, I am a parent to my oldest daughter, who has been diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. I can honestly say that parenting a child with special needs has so many “behind the scenes” challenges that many people, including educators, overlook. I am compelled to share my insights about being parent to a special needs child with others in order to build awareness. I see it as a type of ministry. Some of the organizations I have shared my insights with through presentations and training include Dallas ISD, Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA), SAMMinistries, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central TX, and the Y. I am also part of the leadership of the Power Scholars Academy, a highly acclaimed & academically rigorous summer program designed to prevent summer learning loss in at-risk students. Please take time to visit my website and blog .
Thank you to Ceasar Hendricks for your donation!
Shout out to Christopher Eagins for our 10th donation!
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