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Organized by: Brittany Kelleher

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THE STORY:

Most people look at Normandy High School - the school of Michael Brown - and see failure. In the last four years, it has lost its accreditation, been named the lowest performing district in Missouri, and labeled the most dangerous school in the state. And yet, Tyler Jones sees promise. He refuses to let his students have a sub-par education and let poverty dictate their learning. As a result, his kids learn on laptops; they have each built their own home libraries; and they now sit through periods in silence, engrossed by books. These kids have experienced incredible growth, and their English classes are on the verge of single-handedly re-accrediting this school. But they want more. They want to have an education like the suburbs’ private schools. They want to have the same opportunities that are offered there. They want their education to also come alive outside of the classroom. They want to experience – and be inspired by – New York. Mr. Jones’ A.P. Writing and Composition class wants to extend their classroom lessons to the Big Apple. They want to feel the culture of Harlem firsthand; they want to tour the roots of great journalism. They want to see the world beyond the few-mile radius that they have only known and learn of the breadth of opportunities that the world has to offer. A trip like this is unlike any other they’ve had – and now may be their only chance to experience it. 

We hope to reach our goal - or exceed it. Going beyond this tight budget will allow other students to attend and expand the possibilities while there. We hope to provide the students with as rich of an experience as possible. 

Your support, no matter how big or small, will play a critical role in turning this pipe dream into reality. To say that your generosity will be appreciated is nothing short of an understatement.

$10,325

 

115% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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  • Lanfer family

    $300

  • Tracy and Tom Brooker

    $100

  • Robin Bauer Shaw

    $50

  • Kara Lachance

    $50

  • Michael & Aleta Kane

    $25

  • Maureen Kenny

    $100

  • Chase Novota

    $250

  • DJ and Martha Ramsey

    $100

  • Valerie

    $50

  • Betsy Hendricks

    $25

  • Betty Jones

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary Jordan

    $50

  • Olivia Kelleher

    $50

  • JoAnn Beck

     

  • Joanna Moran

    $25

  • Geoffrey

     

  • Danny and Cindy Lagone

    $100

  • Liam Kelleher

    $50

  • Corky Bellile

    $100

  • Kodiak Bear and Beastmaster the Cat

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $54

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    $25

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    $50

  • Jade Gong and Greg Frey

    $200

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    $50

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    $25

  • Chris Martin

    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Molly Jensen

    $50

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    $20

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    $25

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    $75

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    $10

  • Courtney Boyle

    $25

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    $25

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    $10

  • Melanie

    $25

  • Karen Gordon

    $25

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    $25

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    $10

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    $50

  • The Laytons

    $20

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    $50

  • The Frisella Family

    $50

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    $50

  • The Keller Family

    $50

  • Phoebe Plagens

    $50

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    $20

  • Katie

    $15

  • Laura Brackett

    $50

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    $10

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    $50

  • Kate Lewis

     

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    $100

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    $15

  • Martha & Todd

    $25

  • Max

    $20

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    $36

  • Katie Wilkinson

    $100

  • Fortenberry Vocational Consulting Services

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katrina Lanius

    $50

  • Hannah

    $20

  • Lynnette

    $100

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  • Barb and Ralph

     

  • Rose in MD

    $100

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    $30

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  • Yoga Buzz

     

  • Betsy Schmidt

    $25

  • Anita, Devon and Daryn Cross

     

  • The Rekittke family

    $50

  • Julie & Thad

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • The Boffey Family

    $10

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    $25

  • Angie R

    $10

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    $25

  • Carol Wesley

    $10

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    $25

  • Nicole Hunt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mary Ann Tipton

    $50

  • Terri Wilhelm

    $100

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  • Aunt Charlene and Uncle Aaron

    $50

  • Anna Russell

    $40

  • Alex and Emily Wilson

    $260

  • Anonymous

     

  • T-Jack

    $100

  • Ravi Bhagat

    $50

  • Ross

    $100

  • Katie Simon

    $25

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Brittany Kelleher

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Donor Comments

Katie Simon

Katie Simon

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ross

Ross

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ravi Bhagat

Ravi Bhagat

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

T-Jack

T-Jack

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Alex and Emily Wilson

Alex and Emily Wilson

DONATION: $260

With love 2 years ago

Anna Russell

Anna Russell

DONATION: $40

In honor of literacy, Ta-Nehesi Coates and Mr. Jones 2 years ago

Aunt Charlene and Uncle Aaron

Aunt Charlene and Uncle Aaron

DONATION: $50

Good luck Ty, so proud of you! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Awesome work Tyler! Good luck! 2 years ago

Terri Wilhelm

Terri Wilhelm

DONATION: $100

Have fun and be inspired! 2 years ago

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