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Mrs. Mitchell from Washington DC is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

An Alvin Ailey Experience

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience the beauty of Alvin Ailey Dance during Black History Month!

  • $2,628 goal

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My Students

As the premier alternative school in the district, our school exists to serve the unique academic, physical, social and emotional needs of students who are in a critical period of their lives as they move from adolescence to adulthood. All aspects of the school help prepare our students for success in college and encourage them to become thoughtful and contributing members of society.

I teach Special Education students and Science.

With my science classes, we are in need of supplies to extend the learning and provide additional opportunities for students to learn. My students are hot or cold when it comes to science and I'm creating projects that make it.

My Project

Students attending this trip will be provided with a culturally enriching experience that would not otherwise occur within the confines of our classroom. The connection to science and movement is a key focus of the trip along with our celebration of Black History Month.

A chance to attend this production at the Kennedy Center will expose our students to the historical relevance of one of the greatest African American dancers, Alvin Ailey.

Leaving the confines of our classroom to help bring this classic alive will help students to truly understand the importance of being able to put themselves in another person's shoes. Students will benefit from this trip because they will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for a different form of dance, learn about the diversity of ballet, increase their critical thinking, and add a new cultural experience to their knowledge bank.

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Kennedy Center $1,687.92
Food Panera Bread $482.58

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