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Dr. Carmean-Mathieu from Long Beach CA is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Baba the Storyteller

Help me give my students positive traits of character, inner-awareness and an understanding of what is means to be an integral player in helping to build and sustain their campus community.

  • $4,335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fifth grade at a neighborhood elementary school. We are a small school of about 500 students total, Transitional Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Most of our students start with us in Kindergarten and continue through Fifth Grade.

One of the things I love best about our students and families is their true sense of community and collaboration.

We consistently participate in many varied service projects, from donating socks, coats, hats and hygiene kits to homeless shelters to collecting and delivering donations of food, blankets and toys to our local animal shelter. Our school and students are an integral part of our community.

My Project

Baba the Storyteller is an award-winning, internationally renowned speaker and performer. He is one of the few recognized U.S. born practitioners of the ancient West African storytelling craft known as Jaliyaa. Through his intimate workshops, students will learn to see themselves, and those around them, as integral players in helping to build and sustain their campus/classroom community. Each student will gain a greater awareness of self, define positive traits of character and engage in introspection through challenging and age-appropriate tasks.

Through facilitated discussions, music sharing and Interactive-Tales students are led through a series of creative workshops to enhance the skills of listening, self-observation and self-monitoring.

Students are challenged as they learn the arduous task of developing positive traits of character, inner-awareness and the importance of being able to articulate one’s wants/needs.

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56 donors56 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Baba the Storyteller $3,600.00

Visitor cost

$3,600.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$54.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,684.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$650.12

Total project goal

$4,334.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,334.12

54 Donors

-$3,636.45

Donations toward project cost

-$3,327.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$309.45

match offer

-$420.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$357.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$277.67

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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