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Ms. Leadon from Moravia IA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Speaker for Young Speakers

Help me give my students a portable sound system complete with microphone to be successful with speech competitions.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in this class learn about various communication skills. These are skills necessary for success in their careers and in building relationships among peers, family, and community.

The students who participate in this activity are a special group because they show poise and bravery in an area that many people tend to avoid: public speaking.

These are the people that become our future civic leaders, teachers, lawyers, and doctors.

The best part about participating in communications is that those who often do not get heard, those who live on the fringe of high school society, find a voice in communications activities. They get the chance to find their place and grow.

My Project

My students participate in a communications class and in speech competitions. These events require special equipment. We have made do with old boomboxes and tiny portable speakers, but these items are not beneficial to the students' growth and performances. Judges are telling us they cannot hear us, and that is hurting our scores.

We need better equipment to practice and perform on to be successful in our endeavors.

Students can work very hard, and perform very well, but if their performance cannot be heard, then all of the time and effort has been wasted, and they give up. They feel they are not good enough, and they stop trying.

This equipment will break down that barrier, and help the students build up the confidence that they can be heard, that they can be successful, and that they are not only good enough, but they are also great.

Ms. Leadon
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EARISE DT21 Portable PA Speaker with Wireless Microphone, Karaoke Speaker Work with Bluetooth, DJ Amplified Loudspeakers with LED Lights, Audio Recording, Shoulder Strap, Guitar Input, FM, AUX/USB/SD • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Behringer Ultravoice Xm8500 Dynamic Vocal Microphone, Cardioid • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ammoon MS-12 Mini Foldable Adjustable Desktop Tripod Microphone Stand with MC3 Mic Clip Holder Bracket for Meeting Lectures Podcasts • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
On-Stage Foam Ball-Type Microphone Windscreen, Black • Amazon Business $2.95 1 $2.95

Materials cost

$133.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$174.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.82

Total project goal

$205.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.49

5 Donors

-$125.49

Donations toward project cost

-$106.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.82

match offer

-$80.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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