You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Pickens from Salem MA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Breathe for Change: Training Resilient and Peaceful Youth

I need tuition for Breathe for Change yoga certification for educators, please.

  • $1,469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my school endure trauma daily, and I can make a difference by anchoring my guiding principles and lessons in mindfulness. It's a gift to provide my students with inner balance and peace in chaos and social uncertainty, a gift that cannot be taken away, a gift that will serve them forever. This is why I will be starting yoga certification through Breathe for Change, a program designed for educators to take into the classroom. Knowing that yoga has been a strategic avenue to get me through my personal challenges and knowing that it will do the same for them in their daily lives is my motivation.

My Project

By becoming yoga certified, I will be able to incorporate mindfulness practices in the classroom. What makes these mindfulness principles so valuable is that they cannot be taken from them, don't require an Internet connection, and they can be done with no outside tools, just their breath, bodies, and minds.

My goal is to instill kindness, self-love, physical and mental strength and balance, and, above all, inner peace and resiliency in my students, many of whom have trauma and/or anxiety.

This mindfulness platform will benefit both the youth and adults in my school district, as well as boost my own well-being.

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

Equity Focus

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.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Pickens is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Breathe for Change $1,200.00

Trip cost

$1,200.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,248.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.24

Total project goal

$1,468.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,468.24

6 Donors

-$1,002.24

Donations toward project cost

-$851.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$150.34

match offer

-$466.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$396.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Salem","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5531287],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3405466,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/breathe-for-change-training-resilient-a/3405466/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":125,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Pickens","authorIds":{"5531287":{"owner":"Ms. Pickens","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3405466],"proposalHash":"1331597424","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5531287_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1531593682123","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21215046,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjA5ODAyNA==","NTU5MjE2Mw==","Mzk5MzQ4Ng==","NTYyNzY3Ng==","NjE0NTczNg==","NjA0NDQ1MA==","NjE1MTY0MQ=="],"teacherId":5531287,"schoolCounty":"Essex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}