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Ms. Updegraff from Dunedin FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

#BetterMakeRoom for Dunedin HS at College

Help me give my students the best College Signing Day, #BetterMakeRoom for Dunedin High School graduates!

  • $493 goal

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My Students

With the threat of college debt all over the news and demands of public, secondary education, we want to celebrate our students that have risen to the challenge and are college-bound. The many of our students are first-generation college students, and the majority qualify for the free and reduced-lunch program. They have overcome so many challenges that we want to through them a very special College Signing Day with gifts that will also help them in their transition to college.

My Project

These items will not only reward these students for their achievement of admission to college, but it will also provide them with supplies needed for a smooth transition to college and independence. Many of their families will not be able to provide them the "fun" and necessary things to get ready for college. We will provide every college-going senior with a flash drive for their college papers and then have the other items given out as door prizes during the celebration event.

This will also bring attention to the college-going culture we are trying to expand on our campus.

If we can have a celebration worth talking about, staff and students alike will be talking about college and post-secondary plans as early as freshman year. We started the school year with a college application jumpstart, had our College Application Week, College Information & Financial Aid nights, and this event will be the culmination of the students' and families' diligent work to make their dreams of college come true.

Ms. Updegraff
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KOOTION 10 PCS 4GB USB2.0 Flash Drives Thumb Drives- Bulk Pack- Red • Amazon Business $26.20 8 $209.60
Cooluli Classic 4-liter Compact Cooler/Warmer Mini Fridge for Cars, Road Trips, Homes, Offices and Dorms (Glossy Red) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between • Amazon Business $10.87 3 $32.61
hOmeLabs Sunrise Alarm Clock - Digital LED Clock with 6 Color Switch and FM Radio for Bedrooms - Multiple Nature Sounds Sunset Simulation & Touch Control - with Snooze Function for Heavy Sleepers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Motivational Entrepreneur Quote Wall Art Prints Set of 6 (8x10) Poster Photos - Rise and Grind - Strength - Hustle - Live Your Passion - How Bad Do You Want It • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Quartet Combination Magnetic Whiteboard Calendar & Corkboard, 17" x 23" Combo White Board & Cork Board, Dark Wood Finish Frame (22476) • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Ohbingo 30 LED Photo Clips String Lights 12ft USB Operated Twinkle Fairy Lights with Clips for Pictures Board, Cards, Artwork, Hanging Lights for Bedroom College Dorm Room Apartment Essential Decor • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
2 Pack Extra Large Travel Laundry Bag Set Nylon Rip-stop Dirty Storage Bag Machine Washable Drawstring Closure 24" x 36" (Blue and Gray) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Sami Time 12 Pairs Under Bed Shoe Organizer Closet Storage Solution Organizer Box with Front Zippered Closure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mesh Shower Caddy Tote, Portable College Dorm Bathroom Tote with Key Hook and 2 Oxford Handles, 8 Basket Pockets, Quick Hold for Camp Gym • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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