Customer Stories


Learn about how some of our customers are using the Girls With Ideas curriculum! 

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Latimer School District

San Jose, CA

Latimer School in San Jose, CA used the Girls With Ideas curriculum in the spring of 2017. Fourteen 4th and 5th grade girls met twice a week during lunch to go through the curriculum and create a project for their school and community. 

For their project, the girls organized a book drive at their school that was super successful! They struggled to find an organization that would accept all of the books they collected, so they worked with a local university to create a Little Free Library at their school! Kids and people from the community can come to their library and take a book for free or leave one they had read for others to read.

The group was led by teacher Helma Lee who said: 

“Our goal is to have the Girls with Ideas lunch club maintain the Little Free Library while we continue to get the word out. After that, the community will supply the books.  I am so incredibly proud of how hard these girls have worked in just 5 short months.”
— Helma Lee, second grade teacher and club adviser

The girls described their project as “amazing,” and shared “I love helping the community!”  Their Little Free Library is available on the days and hours that the school is open. 

The group also made their own amazing Girls With Ideas t-shirts that you can see in the photos below!  At the end of their group they even decorated their own journals to have a place to store their future ideas. We can't wait to see what ideas they come up with next!