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An Opportunity to Give Students Opportunities

What are some of your most positive, memorable moments from school? A field trip, maybe, or a special in-classroom project? I loved the science projects that came with dramatic chemical reactions.

Moments like these serve an educational purpose, but also a motivational one, inspiring students to continue learning.

But moments like these also have a financial cost, one which fewer and fewer school districts are able to support. As such, public school teachers spend about $40 of their own money every month to enrich their students’ educational experience – a significant out-of-pocket expense that’s not always feasible.

In Los Angeles this month, Starbucks is offering our friends the opportunity to help address this need. In collaboration with DonorsChoose.org and sponsored by the Wasserman Foundation, nearly 200 Starbucks stores in Los Angeles will begin distributing $10 DonorsChooseLA.org gift cards on January 23. With a gift card in-hand, you have the opportunity to support projects focused on music and the arts, civics or math in specific classrooms across L.A. The choice is yours.

For those not in the L.A.-area, it’s easy to support projects in your neighborhood’s schools. Simply visit DonorsChoose.org, find a project that’s meaningful to you and support it with as little as $1.

Through our collective involvement, teachers, students and entire communities will have opportunities to thrive.

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