Worthy Cause Countdown: This Indiana Elementary School Needs $946 To Launch A Basketball Program [UPDATED]
Help these rural hoopsters launch a youth basketball league during the 12 Days of Giftmas
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Like most low-income public schools in Indiana, North Elementary School is struggling. The state decreased per-pupil spending for elementary and secondary schools under Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s governorship, and the Indiana Department of Education has proven to be an unreliable distributor of federal Title 1 funds.
Jennifer Higgins teaches sixth grade at North and is helping launch the community’s first youth basketball program. The goal is to create a full-fledged league, but Higgins needs help, as she writes on DonorsChoose.org.
Classroom size and ability levels keep growing, but budgets are not. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery of skills, but they are being asked to do it without much hands-on materials.