IntelLiDrives is Highlighting Two Letters Posted to DonorsChoose.com, Thanking IntelLiDrives for its Support of the Sender's Classrooms

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Business with a Purpose - Letters from the Teacher

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IntelLiDrives is highlighting two letters posted to DonorsChoose.com, thanking IntelLiDrives for its support of the sender's classrooms

Trenton High School is an old building with limited resources and a large population of culturally diverse students and recent immigrants all dealing with a variety of challenges including, gang pressures, language barriers, and low parental involvement in education. The school is in a district where people are underemployed and faced with severe economic challenges. The classrooms reflect this lack, from the holes in the blackboard to the need for basic supplies for teachers and students.

Curtis Aubry, a 9th grade algebra teacher, set out to transform his classroom, literally, and to engage and empower his students in their mathwork. He invited friends, family and business community to contribute funds towards supplies for his room. In a short period of time he had received hundreds of dollars to improve his classroom. And IntelLidrives was proud to participate in this effort along with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and HP and National Lab Day.

"Next I´ll ask for field trips," says Curtis. "I am currently selecting 15 kids who have an interest in business to attend a business luncheon at Princeton Hyatt. They´ll have an opportunity to network with people from local hospitals and universities. I´m going to have them wear suits, make their own business cards and indicate what kind of work they want to do over the summer. I am raising my students to be fully functioning adults in the world by teaching them things such as anger management, time management, and responsibility."

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Dear IntelLIDrives Inc.

As I sit here years later remembering the project, my school, my students and what kind of teacher I was then. As I reflect I am strict with the raw commitment I had to make a difference combined with youthful enthusiasm. I loved my students and was very inefficient at making a difference. Providing these materials not only gave me and my students what I needed to fill in the gaps of the missing supplies. It gave us the hope that things would get better.

When you know that others care enough to share their precious resources with you something happens to you. You feel hope. You feel part of the community. You feel that you are on a journey where you are constantly improving and you take satisfaction in that. You stop trying to be perfect and suffering over that. Your students share in this positive attitude and they work harder and start believing in themselves.

You are the gift and we appreciate you.

With gratitude,
Mr. Aubry

Trenton School District, Trenton, NJ

High Poverty School

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Dear IntelLIDrives

Thank you for your Generosity. Thank you for investing your financial resources in my classroom to support my passionate, intelligent, under-served population of young adults on the cusp of taking full responsibility and direction for their life.

Thank you for being a good corporate citizen. You make this humble teacher cry being moved by the trust you place in me to make a difference with my students.

Thank you for making my job more satisfying by knowing that you endorse, support and in fact cheer for my students and I.

We look forward to showering you with pictures of joyful students engaged in highly challenging cognitive projects leading them to further educational success. We look forward to sending you notes of appreciation, joy and new found fun and learning with our new resources that are on the way.

We thank you for contributing to the future of a world that is better because of you and us together.

With gratitude,
Mr. Aubry

Letters to IntelLiDrives reprinted from DonorsChoose.com

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