3. Uniforms – $20 per student/day or $100 per student/week
Often, students need help to acquire school uniforms. On average, these uniforms cost $20/day or $100 for five outfits for a full week. You can either donate that amount and we will purchase the uniforms, or you can buy them directly and bring them to school. In particular, we need uniforms for older students (size 12-16 kids, or smalls to larges in adults).
4. Supplies for Investigations class – $50-$500 materials/week
Investigations is an interdisciplinary block where students explore content and understanding through inquiry, creativity and problem-solving. Students apply concepts through innovative lenses—participating in the design of learning and pulling in concepts from each content area to support a robust, dynamic learning experience. During this block, students lead their learning, while teachers offer support and guiding questions. Each quarter, we offer special Investigations areas such as architecture, entrepreneurship, drama, speech, debate and agriculture.
This kind of learning requires many materials as students use design thinking—building their knowledge concretely at first and growing toward the abstract. Donations purchase the many materials required to allow students to explore concepts, make mistakes and start over again—gaining knowledge along the way.