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Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

People Who Made A Difference

My students need a digital camera, multifunction printer, a laptop, a camcorder, ink and 15 books to experience using technologies to conduct research and present information about people in history and how they contributed/are contributing to history.

My Students

Can you imagine growing up as an African American girl with very little role models other than your teacher? With all of the many adversities that my students face, I must teach and show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I have a single-gender class of 18 African American, vibrant, hard-working, and self-motivated girls who thrive for excellence each and everyday.

Upon entering onto the school campus, which is located in the heart of the inner-city, they forget about all of their mishaps, unforeseen dreams, and transform into believers, scientists,artists, and authors. They are determined to rise above poverty and achieve goals that may seem far a beyond. They continue to dream BIG!

My Project

After presenting the theme "PEOPLE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE:Past, Present, Future" to the girls, they decided to conduct a research project to help them learn about people who look just like them, who have struggled, and who have overcame their obstacles. The books and computer will serve as tools to help them gather information, navigate the web, and create typed biographies of people who have and are making a difference in "their" world. The camera and video recorder will help them to capture the individuals (family members, principal, community leaders, fellow students) in their lives who have made a difference, are making a difference, and who WILL make a difference in the future. I am enthused because not only will I be able to use the resources in my classroom during Black History Month, but also for other projects in my classroom throughout the years to come.

I pour out my heart to you to fulfill this diligent request.

I need your help in providing my girls, who are striving to become successful, with the best education. With some of them aspiring to become the next president of the USA, doctors, scientists, and even astronauts, I have to be the cheerleader in the forefront encouraging them to dream on. I ask that you help me- help them- realize that all of their goals are attainable and that barriers can be and WILL be broken. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fujifilm FinePix JX250 - digital camera • Best Buy $139.99 1 $139.99
HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One - multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) ( color ) • Best Buy $79.99 1 $79.99
Acer Aspire ONE D255-2331 - Atom N450 1.66 GHz - 10.1' TFT • Best Buy $259.99 1 $259.99
Insignia™ 5.0MP High-Definition Digital Camcorder with 3' LCD Screen - Dark Blue • Best Buy $129.99 1 $129.99
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.43 1 $9.43
Forge Laurie Halse Anderson • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Zora and Me Victoria Bond, T. R. Simon • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue Julius Lester • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
January's Sparrow Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $15.72 1 $15.72
Color of My Words Lynn Joseph • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Who is Barack Obama? Roberta Edwards, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Show Way Jacqueline Woodson, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
The Rock and the River Kekla Magoon • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Celia, A Slave Melton A. Mclaurin • AKJ BOOKS $6.10 1 $6.10
African-American Crafts Kids Can Do! Carol Gnojewski • AKJ BOOKS $19.32 1 $19.32
One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans Roland Laird, Taneshia Nash Laird, Elihu "Adofo" Bey (Illustrator), Foreword by Charles Johnson • AKJ BOOKS $7.22 1 $7.22
A Girl Named Disaster Nancy Farmer • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Black Stars: African American Women Scientists and Inventors Otha Richard Sullivan, James Haskins (Editor), Foreword by Georgia Williams Scaife • AKJ BOOKS $20.26 1 $20.26
HP 92/93 Combo Pack with Vivera Ink - print cartridge • Best Buy $34.99 1 $34.99

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