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The Education Box™

The 1st Monthly Subscription Box for Education.

The Education Box™

The 1st Monthly Subscription Box for Education.

$719
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 7 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 7, 2019

About


About Us

A wise man said, “Education is the most powerful weapon for anyone who wants to change the world.” However even as the world makes major strides in ensuring that there is access to quality education wherever and whenever one needs, there is still a gap left.

Everyday It Matters (EIM) is an organization on a mission of bridging this gap. This organization is founded on the belief that inside each one of us lies a great potential for excellence which can be unlocked with the right mindset, tools and inspiration. Guided by education, inspiration and mindfulness as our core values and pursuing a vision of pushing the world into a new age of education our goal is to empower students, educators and communities by delivering resources that aid in excellence.

Striving to revolutionize the education system, we provide access to educational resources, inspirational artisan crafts and content and mindset transforming techniques to ensure that every student and educator is equipped to achieve excellence as they play their roles in the education system. 

We have introduced The Education Box an exclusive monthly package that consists of 7-13 items that are embedded with educational resources, inspirational artisan handmade gifts and mindset transforming strategies. With this package, educators are able to deliver knowledge and skills. Students, on the other hand, are equipped with what they need to excel in their pursuit for academic excellence. Urban and special education communities are the main targeted beneficiaries of the Education BoxTM.

For as education should be more than performing well in academics--it should be a holistic and continuous developmental process. Inspired and empowered students will make better learners and equipped educators will make better teachers.

Excellence shouldn’t be a chance, but a norm and with the Education Box™ it is possible. Join the EIM movement through your kind support towards this project. Portions of each box sold will go towards decreasing the educational gap for our urban and special education communities. 

Together we will not only reform the education system, but also change the world.  

How We Will Use Our Funds

There's 3 major goals that need to be attained before our Grand Opening in September 2019. Those 3 are: 

1. The Education Box team will need handmade artisan products far in advance.  For example, hand-painted wine glasses will take 4 months in order to complete an order of 500. 

2. We also begin scouting heavily on new products for The Education Box™ and even branding products. To start, we have a tote bag (that will be included in September's Box) and water bottles. We hope to grow those branding products farther. In addition, this also means that we need more product for our inventory. This means we will need to store product and shipping materials far in advance in order to keep our cost down. 

3. Lastly, there's shipping. We've decided to go with Pirate Shipping, but even so the box itself is well over 8lbs. Backing us will ensure the funds needed to ship for the first few boxes. 

Why Your Support is Crucial

We chose Kickstarter, to meet educators who like the idea of receiving educational resources to not only empower themselves, but also inspire our students. Teaching is the hardest job there is, but it doesn't have to be. 

We can help solve the educational gap for our urban and SPED students, but we have to be in this together. Every box sold a portion goes back to the urban and SPED communities. Every single box helps decrease the educational gap. 

It's important to know that we're in this for the long haul. We're in this fight to empower you; we're in this fight to inspire you; we're in this fight to be a team. A team that provides.  

Cost of The Education Box:

Since this is our pre-sale launch, for our Backers only--The Education Box is yours for $35! That's a savings of $4 dollars and free shipping! 

3 months: $110

6 months: $210

10 months (full school year subscription of The Education Box!): $330

***You can also get The Education Box - Mini for $25 and that will include our 3 core values (EIM) + 2-4 more educational resources!*** 

The Education Box™ Will Always Contain Our 3 Core Values:


E for Educational Resources 

       *You will always receive an educational book 

I for Inspiration

       *This product is handmade from an artisan specifically for The Education Box™

       *Soaps, buttons, pins, etc.! You name it, they're making it 

M for Mindfulness.

         *We get it; we need it. 

         *An activity to make you take the break you deserve; to be mindful of oneself

There's 3 Retail Boxes Coming to a Store Near You! 

Get them before they're on the shelf! We've introduced 3 retail boxes that make the perfect gift for yourself, a colleague, or a friend. We hope you love it! 

*Each box is designed specifically for our educators and contains a minimum 13 educational resources

*$9.99 OFF - an exclusive price only for backers

*We can't spoil too much of this surprise, but I will personally update everyone frequently.

1. The Teacher Appreciation Box (15+ items)

2. The Teacher Survival Box (13+ items)

3. The 1st Year Teacher Box (16+ items)

$40 + 1/2 off shipping

Shirts for Our Backers

*All shirts are created by our urban students themselves

*We believe that arts should not be taken away from our schools, but it is needed for our students to explore expression, freedom, and creativity. Becoming a backer really means supporting our students; supporting what they love to do.  

$25 dollars! 

Our Time Line 

Goals & Objectives 

 EIM has set the following goals for the first year of The Education Box™:

  •  EIM's overall goal is to be accepted nationwide as an innovative and effective solution to the educational gap 
  • To transform minds and lift spirits of educators and students 
  • To uphold education, inspiration, and mindfulness at all times 

EIM has set the following objectives for the first year of The Education Box™: 

  • To create positively strong awareness for our values and propositions 
  • To enhance teaching and learning for students and educators 
  • Establish a minimum of 95% customer satisfaction rate to establish long-term relationships with our customers and create word-of-mouth marketing

Mission

Our mission is to bridge the educational gap plaguing our urban schools and special education schools through transforming minds and delivering top-notch educational resources and mind-lifting techniques through our customized monthly subscription box.

Vision

We do more than just prepare teachers for classes; we empower them. We do more than just educate students; we seek to inspire them. We do more than just educate; we bridge the educational gap in our schools.

There are 3 steps for The Education Box™ after Kickstarter.

Step 1: Subscribe!

Step 2: Receive The Education Box™ at your door (7-13 educational products!)

Step 3: Enjoy the educational resources, the inspirational handmade artisan products, mindfulness strategies, and more! 

 Why We're Different: 

*We truly want to decrease the educational gap for our urban and SPED communities

*We give back to our communities

*We hire POC and people with disabilities, only

*We have free educational resources on our website: everydayitmatters.com

*We partner with nonprofit organizations 

*We provide volunteer events that are fun for the entire family (July 21st our 1st event!)

*We support local artisans who love their craft

*We're the 1st Education Box

*Each box has a "gift to give" meaning together we'll spread our appreciation and support with each other

*We're creating a global network. Join us at everydayitmatters.com for our community forum

*We truly want to decrease the educational gap for our urban and SPED communities

About the Founder, Erica Serain-Hoffman

Everyday [It] Matters is founded, owned, and managed by Erica Hoffman. She is an experienced school teacher and a passionate lover of education. She was born and raised in Lennon, Michigan. Where she faced several difficulties in school as she became a college drop-out, 3 times. She became zealous about becoming a teacher and became one at 24, a career she discovered from being a volleyball coach and definitely because her father was an English teacher too. She successfully graduated from college at 25 and accepted into Teach for America, a prestigious national teacher affiliate. She then realized the devastating educational gap when she was placed in the South Bronx, NY where she served her two years. She observed the limited resources; however, she also noticed the limitations. Many students didn’t eat dinner, some never had a parent show up to a conference or their graduation, many were surrounded by the gangs, the violence, the hardships--which is how she knew that without the help of the whole child, the education system would continually fail them. 

After realizing this, she decided to proffer an effective remedy for this plague. Just after her first Masters at Fordham University, she started working harder than anyone. She knew that she had to learn how to decrease the educational gap, so she created: large community events, coached volleyball and basketball, volunteered in many 3rd world countries, spoke in national teaching conferences, created a district debate, advised and created over 10  clubs, the creator of YES (Youth Empowerment Summit), and so much more in the great city of Paterson, NJ. She did all of this while also attending William Paterson University for her second Masters where she graduated number one in her class, again. Erica has also been a highly-effective educator for years and her urban student's have dominantly succeeded in NJ's standardized assessments (76% of her students received an exceeding score of a "5"; not one of her students, including all of her special education students, scored below a "3"). She worked tirelessly on the topic: How Failing Schools Can Transform into Performing Schools. In addition, Erica writes groundbreaking curriculum and is now publishing a new theoretical approach, and mindset, on how to write curriculum that tailors to both teachers and students needs.She's also in the process of writing her book about her favorite teaching strategies, which will be equipped with the lesson plan, resources, and differentiation techniques to adapt to any classroom; for any child; for any educator. 

Erica became an assistant principal once graduated, and was promoted to interim principal only a few months later. After much reflection, she knew it was never going to be enough though. So, she created EIM: an educational company to provide help and transformational techniques to save our urban and SPED kids globally. A company that truly wants to decrease the educational gap. 

Risks and challenges

Every new business is exposed to certain risks Everything [It] Matters is not exempted. Considering the nature of our monthly subscription service, the possible risks are the acceptability of our brand as a viable educational solution, capital availability, and the unavoidable need for a strong awareness program to penetrate the entire nation. We will ensure that the risks to the business are minimized to the barest by:
▪ Investing sufficient funds into the business to meet all required business operation
requirements; we are currently seeking for investors who would fund the business until
stability
▪ Adopting effective strategies to promote our brand, our values, our vision and goals
▪ Minimizing overhead costs, which increases the bottom-line profit
▪ We will build a substantially large customer base; our relationship strategy is; one-time
subscribers are retained to become permanent monthly subscribers.
▪ We will provide a constant and effective communication link and delivery system

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    Supporter

    Thank you for joining and believing in Everyday it Matters! We couldn't be more glad to have you. Every dollar counts to decrease the educational gap in our urban and special education community. To show our appreciation you will receive your name on our website thank you page.

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    Everyday [it] Matters SWAG

    The Everyday [it] Matter SWAG pack includes:
    *Custom made T-shirt created by urban high school and college students!
    *Everyday [it] Matters logo sticker

    Thank you for supporting our students!

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    The Education Box Mini (Sept. Only)

    The Minibox includes
    E, I, & M + 1-2 educational resources!
    Free Shipping!

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    ONE Month of The Education Box - Sept.

    One month of The Education BoxTM for September 2019!

    Theme: Everyday [TEACHERS] Matter

    The Education Box™ will contain 7 - 13 Educational resources, Inspirational handmade products from artisans, and Mindfulness supplies that will keep us all afloat. Here are a few of the educational resources:

    *2019/20 Academic Monthly Planner
    *Handmade Soap from a New Jersey Artisan
    *DIY Paint-Yourself Picture Frame with paint
    *Education & Opportunity by Michael McShane
    *9 MORE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES!

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    EIM's 3 Retail Boxes - EXCLUSIVE

    EIM is not only proud to have The Education Box™, we are proud to announce our 3 retail boxes and for our backers you'll receive exclusive early bird access! These boxes will also be $49.99, but on sale now for only $40!

    You will be able to choose one of the following 3 retail boxes:
    1. The Teacher Appreciation Box™ (15 educational resources, including "Today I Made a Difference")
    2. The Teacher Survival Box™ (13 educational resources, including "Mindset: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential")
    3. The First Year Teacher Box™ (15 educational resources, including "Teach Like a Champion 2.0")

    **PLEASE READ IN FULL THE DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO THE 3 RETAIL BOXES**

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    3 Month Subscription

    Welcome to the EIM Community! Here you'll receive 3 month's of The Education BoxTM! Our 1st three themes are:

    *September: Everyday [TEACHERS] Matter
    *October: Everyday [STUDENTS] Matter
    *November: Everyday [ACCOMPLISHMENTS] Matter

    The Education BoxTM will contain 7 - 13 Educational resources, Inspirational handmade products from artisans, and Mindfulness supplies that will keep us all afloat.

    *Backers are NOT automatically enrolled into a monthly subscription by backing our project. Enjoy!

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    6 Month Subscription

    Welcome to the EIM Community! Here you'll receive 6 month's of The Education BoxTM! Our 1st three boxed themes are:

    *September: Everyday [TEACHERS] Matter
    *October: Everyday [STUDENTS] Matter
    *November: Everyday [ACCOMPLISHMENTS] Matter
    *For December, January, & February box themes are a SURPRISE--we promise it will be worth the wait!

    The Education BoxTM will contain 7 - 11 Educational resources, Inspirational handmade products from artisans, and Mindfulness supplies that will keep us all afloat.

    *Backers are NOT automatically enrolled into a monthly subscription by backing our project. Enjoy!

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    1 School Year Subscription

    Welcome to the EIM Community! Here you'll receive a full school year (10 months) of The Education Box™! Our 1st three box themes are:

    *September: Everyday [TEACHERS] Matter
    *October: Everyday [STUDENTS] Matter
    *November: Everyday [ACCOMPLISHMENTS] Matter
    *From December-June The Education Box™ themes are a SURPRISE--we promise it will be worth the wait!

    The Education BoxTM will contain 7 - 11 Educational resources, Inspirational handmade products from artisans, and Mindfulness supplies that will keep us all afloat.

    *Backers are NOT automatically enrolled into a monthly subscription by backing our project. Enjoy!

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    10 Month Subscription PLUS Coaching

    *Ten months subscription of The Education Box™
    * Custom T-shirt made by our students
    * Logo Sticker
    * 5 one hour, 1-1 personal coaching with Erica Hoffman, M.Ed., M.S. and colleagues! No matter what your current skill level is we will personally help jumpstart your educational needs, provide evidence-based strategies to help improve your craft, and/or provide my exclusive and personal lesson plans, resources, and/or strategies that allowed me to receive the highest Student Growth Projectile scores in the State of NJ.
    *Donation to the EIM scholarship fund in your name

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    2 School Year Subscription + Coaching

    *A full 2 school years of the monthly subscription of The Education Box™ (20 Months)
    * Custom T-shirt made by students
    * Logo Sticker
    *Custom products in your name
    *10 one hour, 1-1 personal coaching with Erica Hoffman, M.Ed., M.S. and colleagues! No matter what your current skill level is I will personally help jumpstart your educational needs, provide evidence-based strategies to help improve your craft, and/or provide my exclusive and personal lesson plans, resources, and strategies that allowed me to receive the highest Student Growth Projectile scores in the State of NJ.
    *Guarantee growth
    *Scholarship fund in your name for our urban and SPED students

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    Decreasing the Educational Gap Hero

    *Donation to the 1st ever EIM Scholarship Fund with your name as a donor.
    *Three full school years of The Education BoxTM (30 months)
    *One full 8 hour professional development in the areas: special education, curriculum writing and development, the IEP process, literacy strategies including SSR, "Teach Like a Champion" strategies, and more.
    *(20) One Hour 1-1 Coaching with Erica Hoffman, M.Ed., M.S. and colleagues!
    * Includes all expenses
    *Includes all rewards mentioned above and more

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    • 10% Donation to 1st EIM Scholarship Fund
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    Exclusive *Limited* Kickstarter Box

    See what The Education BoxTM is all about! An early access just for our awesome Kickstarter backers.

    The Education BoxTM will contain TEN educational resources including:

    *Educational Resource: "Education & Opportunity" by Michael Q. McShane
    *Inspirational Product: "Hey My Love it's Okay" Handmade buttons created by an artisan!
    *Mindfulness Supplies: Paint-yourself picture frame with brush and paint.
    *TOO MANY MORE EDUCATIONAL SURPRISES!!

    This August Exclusive box's theme is: Everyday [YOU] Matter.

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Funding period

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