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Ms. Draper-Rosin from Midland MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ACEA College Signing Day

My students need kitchen appliances like toasters and blenders, headphones, and sports supplies like baseball mitts and balls.

  • $573 goal

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My Students

Because ACEA is an alternative school, we serve a very specific population of students who haven't been successful in a traditional school environment. Our student population has a high free or reduced lunch rate and most of our students are first-generation college-going students. At least 90% of this year's graduating class will be full Pell eligible.

Despite being described as economically disadvantaged, our students are extremely hard-working, determined, and full of life.

They thrive in the highly independent environment of an alternative school and participate in our school culture, enriching it with their own unique gifts and perspectives. While juggling family responsibilities, part-time jobs, and the daily struggles of navigating young adulthood, our students approach each day and task with enthusiasm. They readily ask for help when they need it and are quick to understand the next step.

It is apparent that our students value their futures. The college process can be quite challenging for economically disadvantages students as it requires countless pieces of paperwork and documentation, many of which require creative problem solving to obtain. They hold on to the promise of achieving their dreams even though they struggle academically or financially. They value education in a way that inspires.

My Project

At ACEA we celebrate our college signing day by having a pizza party and having our entire school watch the graduates "sign" for their college. This year we want to add to the celebration by playing sports outside and giving away prizes. We make a video to show at Decision Day for our graduates with our staff giving the graduates bits of wisdom that will make thehm successful in college and post-high school life.

Most of our students come from low-income backgrounds; the prizes we plan to give away, like kitchen appliances and headphones, along with the sports supplies for our celebration, will make all the difference.

Ms. Draper-Rosin
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
On Ear Headphones with Mic, Vogek Wired Foldable Bass Headphones with Volume Control and Microphone-Black • Amazon Business $13.99 10 $139.90
Earphones In Ear Headphones Earbuds with Microphone and Volume Control for iPhone Android Smartphone Tablet Laptop 3.5mm Audio Plug devices Black • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Trump Stote ASA 12" Leather Softballs - 52cor/.300 Compression 1 Dozen / 12 Balls (MP-RP-ASA-Y) • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Hamilton Beach (51103) Bullet Blender with Travel Lid, Single Serve, For Shakes & Smoothies, Black • Amazon Business $14.85 3 $44.55
Franklin Sports Field Master Series Baseball Gloves, 12.5", Right Hand Throw • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Franklin Sports Field Master Series Baseball Gloves, 12.5", Left Hand Throw • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Spalding 71023 NBA Street Phantom Outdoor Basketball, Neon Orange/Black, Size 7/29.5" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Be Smart Get Prepared 100 Piece First Aid Kit, Clean, Treat and Protect most injuries with the kit that is great for any home, office, vehicle, camping and sports. 0.71 Pound • Amazon Business $8.51 2 $17.02
Apple Lightning to USB Cable (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Hamilton Beach Brushed Stainless Steel 2-Slice Toaster (22910) • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
UGREEN Micro USB Cable Nylon Braided Fast Quick Charger Cable USB to Micro USB 2.0 Android Charging Cord for Samsung Galaxy S7 S6, Note, LG, Nexus, Nokia, PS4, Xbox One Controller (1.5ft, White) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Bag of Balloons - 72 ct. Assorted Color Latex Balloons • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Champion Sports Rubber Cover Volleyball • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96

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