End of Year Gift for Socratic Scholars by Carl Schneider, Achievement Schools verified non-profit

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Launched Apr 20, 2017
Ends May 20, 2017
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Category: History
Class Size: 85
Grade: 3rd - 8th 

With these funds I will purchase a copy of March: Book One by John Lewis to give to each of my students in 3rd through 8th grade at the five Achievement Schools.

This year, the highest achieving students in 3rd to 8th Grade at each school became the Socratic Scholars. They have participated in a year-long social justice oriented class and are currently completing community empowerment projects.

They have received no formal grades or credit for their hard work this year and I want to appreciate them at their end of year awards ceremony with a certificate and a book.

March: Book One is a vivid, first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights (including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March), meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. 

In March, a true American icon teams up with one of America's most acclaimed graphic novelists. Together, they bring to life one of our nation's most historic moments, a period both shameful and inspiring, and a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.  

If we do not meet our goal...

If I do not meet my goal I will purchase as many books as possible and give them to the Socratic Scholars! 

Suggested Investments


1 copy of March: Book One

$10 buys one copy of March: Book One!
Invest $10


5 copies of March: Book One

$50 can purchase copies of March: Book One for 5 students !
Invest $50


10 copies of March: Book One

for $100, 10 of my students can receive a copy of March: Book One!
Invest $100

Carl Schneider

Network RTI & Gifted Coordinator , Achievement Schools

After three years teaching at Whitney Achievement Elementary School, Carl is serving as the Network RTI & Gifted Coordinator. In this hybrid role, Carl supports teachers and leaders with implementation of Response to Intervention and provides direct gifted and talented instruction to students. Students in Frayser are underrepresented in gifted programs and the Achievement Schools are committed to promoting access, opportunity, and equity to our highest achieving students.

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Memphis, Tennessee

The Achievement School network of schools, part of the Tennessee Achievement School District, are strategically located in the Frayser community just north of Downtown Memphis, TN. The Achievement Schools include Corning Achievement Elementary, Frayser Achievement Elementary, Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary, Whitney Achievement Elementary and Westside Achievement Middle School. Our vision is that every child in Frayser can attend an excellent neighborhood school. Our mission is through mutually enriching relationships with the communities we serve, we will build joyful, college-preparatory neighborhood schools that empower students to know their full possibility, to understand the path to pursue it, and to have the academic and social skills to realize it. While serving over 1,700 scholars the Achievement Schools strive to be excellent, sustainable and neighborhood responsive.

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Christine April 27, 2017

Carl, your work is amazing. I am proud to know you. You are improving lives exponentially!
'The Principal'

Tarvis Williams-Mull April 20, 2017

You are truly a blessing! Because you believe in your students, they can believe in themselves! Keep fighting... Love ya!

Christopher Limber April 20, 2017

Carl, Wishing you congratulations for all the fine work you do. Please run for President someday. :) Chris

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