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Ms. Thomm from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Afrofuturism: Through the Eyes of Our Youth

Help me give my students the ability to see their voices visually represented in our school.

  • $521 goal

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My Students

Our mission within our school is to make sure that our students' voices and stories are seen and heard. Each of our students deserves to use their voice to tell their story in a way. We hope to use our arts program as an opportunity and outlet to let their voices be heard and seen within the walls of our school and beyond.

Our students gain self confidence and motivation when given the opportunity to share their stories through the arts.

Help our student's have their voices be heard and their stories be seen.

My Project

At my school, our students utilize art as a vehicle to explore their personal experiences, emotions, and identities. The items within this DonorsChoose project will support our students in creating work that will be viewed by not only themselves, but the entire school. Students will use these materials to create an Afrofuristic (a movement in the arts featuring futuristic or science fiction themes incorporating elements of black history and culture) and vibrant self-portrait that will be on display in the hallways.

Our school hallways are desperately in need of activation, and our students' visual identities through these projects will show they have an impact in the environments they inhabit.

Our students seeing themselves reflected in our school hallways gives them a sense of vocal and visual power, and gives them undeniable feelings of joy.

When students walk through the hallways of our school and see their own faces, it will create a sense of belonging and they will be able to embrace themselves and others around them. My students will be so excited to explore futuristic Black identity through the lens of Afrofuturism and use their radical imagination to showcase themselves permanently in our academic home.

Ms. Thomm
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LaVie Home 8x10 Picture Frames (6 Pack, White Wood Grain) Rustic Photo Frame Set with High Definition Glass for Wall Mount & Table Top Display • Amazon Business $39.35 2 $78.70
Icona Bay 8x10 Picture Frame (6 Pack, White), White Sturdy Wood Composite Photo Frame 8 x 10, Wall or Table Mount, Set of 6 Exclusives Collection • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
DesignOvation Kieva Solid Wood Document Framess, Soft White 8.5x11, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $54.40 1 $54.40
Icona Bay 8x10 Picture Frames (6 Pack, White) Picture Frame Set, Wall Mount or Table Top, Set of 6 Inspirations Collection • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Metallic, 6 Count • Amazon Business $7.76 5 $38.80
Icona Bay 8x10 Picture Frames (12 Pack, White) Picture Frame Set, Wall Mount or Table Top, Set of 12 Inspirations Collection • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Krafty Kids GC400A Glitter Shaker Jars, 21g, Gold/Silver/Multi • Amazon Business $6.60 5 $33.00
Golden State Art Set of Eight, 8x10 White Frame - Easel Stand, Back Hangers, Flexible Back Tabs - Lightweight, Thin Profile, Acrylic Glass - Multi-Pack, Collage, Collection (8x10, White) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Emraw Bright Iridescent, Silver, Gold Colored Washable Acid Free Liquid Glitter Glue in a 6.76 oz (200ml) Bottle for School Projects, Arts, Crafts, Book Covers & Ornaments (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
8500pcs Christmas Decorations Glitter Cup Sequins Golden Silver Laser 6mm Paillette Spangles Iridescent Confetti for Festival Parties, Wedding Bridal Embellishment Embroidery Sewing Projects • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98

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