A Safe Place to Read by Chad Cooper, Oak Grove Middle School verified non-profit

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Launched May 18, 2017
Ends Sep 26, 2017
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Category: English
Class Size: 200
Grade: 6th - 8th 

     With these funds I will transform part of our classroom into a safe and comfortable reading environment. Many of our students face socioeconomic and family related obstacles that prevent them from having the resources and a quiet place to enjoy a book. I teach my ELA curriculum through literacy stations and a calm, comfortable place to concentrate on reading is vital to its effectiveness to reach students.

     I would use this reading area to inspire independent reading and reflection. Students will write reader response blog posts focusing on the curriculum concepts we are studying (author's purpose, figurative language, plot structure.) They will be more engaged when they can self-select reading material based on their interests.

These kids need and deserve any support you could give. Help me make an impact on their learning. Thanks in advance.

Seating ($969.03)


Bookcase ($188.36)


Area Rug ($73.51)


Books ($497.03)







If we do not meet our goal...

If we do not reach our goal I will purchase as many books as I can to give them a variety of genres to choose from in an attempt to spark a passion for reading.

Suggested Investments


Calm Engaged Reader

Every $10 dollars will buy 1 book for 200 students to share.
Invest $10


Safe Relaxed Reader

Every $100 will buy 10-12 books for 200 students to share.
Invest $100

Chad Cooper

8th Grade ELA Teacher, Oak Grove Middle School

I am a middle school teacher in Concord, California serving underprivileged students who have a passion for learning. I strive to teach them Language Arts skills that will help them be successful in High School and beyond. I feel blessed every day that this is my mission.

Oak Grove Middle School View All Causes

Concord, California

Oak Grove is a safe place where curious children engage in learning the skills relevant for 21st Century society and life-long learning. We are a diverse and caring community that welcomes and empowers families and community members to provide the brightest future possible for all young learners.

We are here to ensure that all students are provided the resources and skills necessary to access knowledge in a positive and safe environment that inspires, welcomes, challenges, and allows students to reach their full potential and achieve academic and personal success.

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