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Our goal is to purchase various supplies that we can use to help teach financial literacy to our students within our Extended Transition program that teaches students job skills.

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School:
Paul B. Stephens 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Robert Spartz 
Students Impacted:
12 
Grade:
12 
Date:
September 29, 2020

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Only $1,000.00 Needed

 

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Goal

Our goal is to purchase various supplies that we can use to help teach financial literacy to our students within our Extended Transition program that teaches students job skills. 

 

What will be done with my students

It can be commonly known that learning work related experiences and behaviors can help a student learn skills needed for when they achieve a job of their own. My students are not much different except that they have special needs which adds to the challenges. They even face limited job and career sources based on their abilities. With the added challenges with Covid-19 my students can find themselves even more limited in the opportunities that they may have.

This grant is based around a practical investigation into how well different products and merchandise can be used to assess costs, make money, follow a budget, create consumer awareness for what we offer, and reinvest the proceeds if sold.

Students will be taught how to create a vendor route where they will be able to sell products, treats, snacks, other merchandise around a workplace facility. Through discussions with staff it has been determined that employees want the opportunity to purchase items more from a vending type operation then be exposed to others and non familiar staff. Many are choosing to not eat in a site cafeteria, but to eat at their desk. This is making for delivery and readily available services becoming more popular and advantageous to people. At a Pinellas County Schools facility where my students learn and work it has been expressed that staff and employees there would like students to stock and provide various items where staff don't have to leave or go far from their desk and enjoy something provided for purchase by the students. Students will be taught the breakdowns of costs and benefits for the items utilized with the grant and provide a requested service and need related to Covid-19 awareness and safety.  

 

Benefits to my students

From day to day we are faced with many decisions. Many of our decisions are simple, such as: what should I eat today? But others are more complex, such as: how should I spend a limited amount of money to get the greatest return on investment?

As we develop our decision-making skills are used and enhanced. A person’s quality of life improves in correlation to them. A person's smarter choices result in better use of their time, money, and other valuable resources. This project helps provides students with an opportunity to learn more about decision-making. The benefits to this grant starts with an overview of the decision-making process followed by a discussion of various internal and external factors that affect decisions with supporting the programs future vending route.

Economic considerations along with financial literacy mean that each product is an investment for the business and losses must be minimized. An understanding of how and what to purchase approach and informed decision making is essential in the formation of any business type. This understanding will help our students understand the benefits from running a vending type route and see how it relates to career choices.

With full funding of this grant we will be able to purchase carts and supplies that can be used to provide a service to staff and provide students the opportunity to have a job in the process. Benefits also include work and job-related skills that will come from this program. We will look at how to purchase items, stock the carts, what sells best, how to rotate merchandise, count out items, and assess costs, profits, and potential losses. Students will be able to make contacts and skills necessary for getting and gaining real work experience and job skills.  

 

Describe the Students

I teach students with many different special needs exceptionalities (ESE) who all would like to learn how to get a job of their own.

We deeply appreciate you in advanced for your consideration with funding this project.  

 

Budget Narrative

We will purchase needed supplies such as carts, baskets, liners, and money boxes. Snacks and treats will also be purchased to be tracked and sold by the students. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Materials Needed to Teach Financial Literacy Within A Site Based Program $1,000.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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