0% Funded

Ended Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Total Donation Goal $1,594 $0.00 Funded

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5 Jul

About this Campaign

My name is Brandy Hugus, and I am an 8th grade English teacher at Carson Middle School. At the beginning of the 2018/19 school year, I started a Project LIT Community book club for students at CMS. The purpose of the Project LIT Community is to provide students with access to books, specifically books that promote diversity and build empathy in readers. We believe that reading can change lives, and we hope to increase student engagement by reading books that pertain to today’s world.

We started small in 2018/19 and were fortunate to borrow books from Marshall Middle School’s Project LIT club and Northland Library to read and discuss Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes and Refugee by Alan Gratz. Students and teachers from various disciplines met twice during the year to discuss how these books affected us and what we learned about each other by reading them. I hope to increase the number of participants and meet quarterly in 2019/20. I also hope to include CMS students in the book selection process to ensure that we read and discuss books that are of interest to them. For these reasons, I am asking for donations to purchase books to be read by students and faculty.

I would like to raise $1500 to ensure that this book club reaches more students. Money would go toward purchasing 20-25 copies of each of the four books for next year’s meetings. Accessibility to these books is vital. I want student leaders to select books that they want to read and not be limited by what resources are available in the libraries. Additional funds will go toward small prizes for trivia contests, healthy refreshments for meetings, and other items that may be necessary for the community service of passing books on. After reading and meeting to discuss the books, I hope to pay them forward, first to other NA schools and then possibly to other districts in need.

Please let me know if you’d like to learn more. Thank you!