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Ms. LATORRE from Brooklyn NY is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Breathe for Change Mindfulness and Meditation

I need tuition for the Breathe for Change professional development to bring mindfulness, gratitude, and yoga to my school.

  • $1,229 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher in Brownsville, NY. EBCHS is a transfer school where students have come from other high schools and transferred in hopes of a fresh start. Many students in my classes will lose out on instructional time because they are frustrated and don't know how to cope with their feelings. In some cases, students end up getting suspended in situations that could have been avoided. I feel it is important to connect with students outside of the classroom which is why I am proposing that I implement a Breathe for Change program at my school. I also feel it is particularly important for students with special needs to participate in this program because it helps teach mindfulness and coping strategies for stress.

My Project

Yoga has been instrumental in my own life in managing stress and maintaining my physical well being. I want to participate in the Breathe for Change program. During the Breathe For Change 200-hr yoga teacher training, I will learn strategies to use yoga, mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning as vehicles for social change in school. Wellness and mindfulness practices will have a significant positive impact on students in my school community. Participating in the Breathe for Change professional development training would allow me to bring a yoga program to my school. In addition, I would use the meditation and stress coping methods of my everyday teaching of students with special needs.

Ms. LATORRE
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Breathe for Change $999.00

Trip cost

$999.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,043.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$184.23

Total project goal

$1,228.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,228.21

4 Donors

-$885.56

Donations toward project cost

-$793.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.33

match offer

-$295.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.65

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$0.00

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