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Ms. Darby from Detroit MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backdrop the Lighting!

My students need photography equipment for the video documentary celebrating the launch of their book.

  • $239 goal

This project expired on July 6, 2018.

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My Students

“The Calling of The Humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word” —J. Irwin Miller.

At the end of the school year, I want my students to not only be great leaders within my classroom but to become so liberated that they become active citizens of the world.

My students are scholars with so much grit; it scares me. I teach at a low-income/high-needs school right in the heart of Detroit. My scholars are overcoming every obstacle to make sure that the area code in which they grow up in does not determine their success.

My scholars are always eager to learn and grow in their understanding of humanities, and I just want to make sure I provide them with the right materials and resources to do so I want to make sure that my classroom has all the resources my students need to be successful.

My Project

My students are in the stages of developing a book that consists of poems, essays and compositions of their stories of trauma. They are really excited for their launch and for the launch they will put together a video series of them telling their stories of trauma and impacting and encouraging others their age to tell theirs in order to heal from it.

Their stories of trauma are powerful and the world needs to hear them on multiple platforms.

They are developing the video project with direction by me and are excited for the launch of their book. We are asking for photography equipment to take high quality photos for our documentary of their book launch.

All content created with the materials will be displayed on website created by the students for the book launch and small percentage of proceeds made from the books and website will go back to a nonprofit organization of their choosing centered around trauma.

Ms. Darby
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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ESDDI 3meter x 2.6meter Background Support System with Backdrop, 800W 5500K Umbrella Softbox Lighting Kit for Photo Studio Product, Portfolio and Video Shooting Photography Studio • Amazon Business $149.86 1 $149.86
ANVOT Photography Backdrop, 5x7 ft Colorful Brick Wall Wood Floor Backdrop For Studio Props Photo Backdrop • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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