Calculators Are A Students' Best Friend by Mohamad Maarouf, KIPP Houston High School verified non-profit

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Launched Jan 06, 2014
Ends Feb 16, 2014
$3,400
$3,400
funded
$2,510
goal
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Category: Mathematics
Class Size: 570
Grade: 9th - 12th 
I am looking to purchase 40 TI-83 calculators for our high school students. We are so lucky to have Texas Discount Electronics offer us the calculators at such a low cost of $58/calculator. Usually these calculators are approximately $100/calculator. With their awesome support, we are able to purchase a new TI-83 calculator for every $58 raised. Our goal is for 40 calculators but we hope to raise more money to purchase more calculators, up to 100. One of the biggest struggles we face on campus is making sure our kids have the materials necessary to perform well. Because calculators are so expensive and almost 90% of our students are on free or reduced lunch, this is one of the most difficult supplies for our kids to get. Last month, many of our students had to take an ACT exam without a calculator. Something as small as not having a calculator could be the difference-maker for our kids’ college admissions. We want to make sure our kids our setup for success, and this would help out greatly. Thank you for supporting me and my great students!!!

If we do not meet our goal...

If we do not reach our goal we will use the raised funds to purchase as many calculators as we are able to purchase.

Mohamad Maarouf

, KIPP Houston High School

Born and raised in the same community that my students live in, I was lucky to have adults in my life that pushed me to be where I am today. Because of my parents and teachers, I can proudly say I am a Duke graduate and TFA alum. I want to be the adult in the life of my students who pushes them, so that their futures are not determined by the zip code they live in.

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Houston, Texas

Since 1994, KIPP – Knowledge Is Power Program – has achieved national attention for its success in putting underserved students on the path to and through college. From its first days as a pair of fifth-grade classrooms in Houston, to its present status as a family of 141 KIPP schools in 31 states and Washington, D.C. serving more than 50,000 students, KIPP has combined simple, proven strategies to deliver an uncompromising education to the children of our nation. In August 2004, responding to the strong need for a local, college-preparatory, public high school, KIPP opened KIPP Houston High School (KHHS), its first KIPP high school in the nation. KHHS is committed to helping students develop the strengthened academic and intellectual skills, knowledge, and character necessary for success in college and life. Success requires mastery of core academic disciplines, as well as critical thinking, self-discipline, organization, self-advocacy, communication, and leadership.

02/11 Update

February 11, 2014

Dear Investors, Words cannot express the joy and excitement I have! It is great to see that you share my vision for reaching children. Because of your generosity, ALL students at KIPP Houston High School have been granted an opportunity to access technology for learning. On behalf of our students, I would like to say thank you for your generosity toward this educational project. The project you have funded will allow our students to use technology to explore mathematical and scientific concepts and also participate in inquiry-based learning. All of our math and science classrooms will have a class set of calculators! Students will have the tools to create and explain their own concepts across a number of subject areas. Because of your donations, our students will be able to use twenty-first century tools to grasp complicated, in-depth academic concepts. Thank you so much. I can't wait to introduce these calculators to my scholars!
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Mohamad Maarouf February 11, 2014

Dear Investors,

Words cannot express the joy and excitement I have! It is great to see that you share my vision for reaching children. Because of your generosity, ALL students at KIPP Houston High School have been granted an opportunity to access technology for learning. On behalf of our students, I would like to say thank you for your generosity toward this educational project.

The project you have funded will allow our students to use technology to explore mathematical and scientific concepts and also participate in inquiry-based learning. All of our math and science classrooms will have a class set of calculators!

Students will have the tools to create and explain their own concepts across a number of subject areas. Because of your donations, our students will be able to use twenty-first century tools to grasp complicated, in-depth academic concepts.

Thank you so much. I can't wait to introduce these calculators to my scholars!

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