On average, Teachers spend approximately $500.00-$1,000.00 annually on their classrooms. Teachers purchase everything from the basic school supplies such as pencils, paper, pens, crayons to more expensive items such as décor, snacks and technology equipment/ resources.
Imagine being fresh out of college, securing your first teaching position, and then being tasked with purchasing the resources to have a successful year without even receiving your first paycheck. This can prove to be a daunting and stressful task considering that you do not have the funds nor the support to make this happen.
Founded in 2015, the establishment of the Teacher’s Treasure Chest, Inc., is an innovative yet necessary step towards addressing and supporting the needs of new educators and students in Title I schools. We have charged our self with supporting new educators, students, schools, and communities by defraying the cost associated with creating nurturing classroom environment which stimulates learning, creativity and inspiration.
The organization aspires to maximize opportunities for private and public grants, monetary donations, in-kind donations, and sponsorships from a variety of sources who desire to support educators (1st year to be more specific) and students in Title I schools. Our philosophy is centered around the core belief that educators and students are vital members of a continuum of stable thriving communities. It is our sincerest desire to Eliminate Barriers in Education by making a major impact in the lives of new educators and students.
The Teacher's Treasure Chest, Inc., is committed to four core values
entitled S.E.C.C., which drives our work within the community. We firmly believe that it takes a collective effort to achieve our desired vision which is to Eliminate Barriers in Education.
Support educators, students, and schools
Engage community and business leaders
Collaborate with various non profit organizations and for profit businesses to pool resources
Communicate the outcomes of our initiatives and the impact on the lives of our stakeholders