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Nine Dollars Can Change a Life

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Submitted by mattmariah_352 on Sat, 10/12/2019 - 20:28

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Using the Power of Social Media to Inspire a Love of Reading
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It was so powerful, so overwhelming, so spectacular. By the end of the first night, my post on social media had enough money to not only sponsor my first grade class, but pretty close to every first grade student at Double Diamond Elementary in south Reno.
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This story is about the power of social media and friends coming together to build a library for young readers. By asking friends and family to sponsor a student in my first grade classroom for only $9, I was able to begin helping my first grade students and many others students at a local elementary school to build a library at home and begin a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

What could you buy for $9? A movie ticket? Some fast food? Two coffees? What if I told you for $9, you could buy a student in Washoe County a book for each month they are in school?

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