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Mr. M. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Positive Socialization Through Basketball

The cost of this basketball backboard is $610, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $627 goal

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I have been in the New York City Department of Education for the past nine years. This is my first year as a Dean of Students. I'm trying to find ways to encourage and maintain positive socialization for my students during their recess time at lunch. Every day at lunch, I monitor 375 students. They either play tag, jump rope or congregate near our only working basketball hoop. Many students waiting to play basketball never get the chance. In our schoolyard we have only one working basketball net and two broken nets. I would love to give all my students a chance to enjoy themselves during their lunch period. An additional net would also allow our gym staff to initiate multiple basketball games during the school day. Thoughts behind the idea: 1. Basketball can be divided into three levels of play: individual, one-on-one, and team. Each of these levels consists of a number of tasks, movement on the court, play options, and decision-making. 2. Students will examine the rules, the court, and game of basketball at the high school, college, and professional levels. 3. They will identify the ways that are different at these levels of play. Students will also compare and contrast the game of basketball in its early years and how it is played today. 4. Students will work on their cardiovascular and muscular endurance in a fun and motivational way. 5. Students will gain opportunities for socializing, and personal and community development. In my experience, students need ways to help manage stress. They also require opportunities for socializing, and personal and community development. The main components of fitness endurance, strength, and flexibility can all be advanced through participation in sports, which will greatly enhance everyday living. Will you please help us? Thank you for your time and consideration.

Mr. M.
Grades 6-8
  • JHS 135 Frank D Whalen
  • Bronx, NY
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PORTER ALUMINUM BACKBOARD, LIFETIME GUARANTEE • Cannon Sports, Inc. $439.95 1 $439.95

Materials cost

$439.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$513.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.73

Total project goal

$626.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$626.26

1 Donor

-$514.00

Donations toward project cost

-$514.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$112.83

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$0.00

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