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Ms. M. from San Francisco CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Team Sports to a Juvenile Jail

Help me give my students basketballs, training markers, clipboards for their team sports at juvenile hall.

  • $728 goal

This project expired on April 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incarcerated in a juvenile jail 24 hours a day where they live in tiny cells. Many of my students come from poverty and have experienced trauma or community violence of some kind. Students have struggled with education and often come to the institution having dropped out of school. Up to fifty percent of our population is classified as Special Education and require services for disabilities.

Despite their often challenging circumstances, my students are resilient, brilliant youth who are working hard to transform their lives.

I am lucky enough to be their English teacher and want to give them opportunities to master tools that will help them to empower and rehabilitate themselves.

My Project

Sports mean the world to my students because it is a time when they are out of their rooms, working together, and exercising their bodies. Thanks to many of the counselors at our school, we have been running a pretty successful team sports program where our team of students play outside organizations in various sports. For example, we have played against the police department, the fire department, various non-profits and more.

When our students play sports against members of the community such as the police, it builds relationships that have been damaged and shows our students that the outside world still believes in their ability to grow and change.

Please help me help my students by continuing to support this important program. Sports mean so much to my students and it has been so meaningful that DonorsChoose continues to support them in their efforts. Thank you for considering.

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Evolution Official Basketball (29.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.99 3 $194.97
Wilson Evolution Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.99 3 $194.97
Tandem 2-Digit Score Flipper • DICK'S Sporting Goods $47.99 1 $47.99
Lifetime Basketball Coach''s Clipboard • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 3 $29.97
SKLZ Shot Spotz Basketball Training Markers • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$487.89

Vendor shipping charges

$48.79

State sales tax

$44.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$618.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.17

Total project goal

$727.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$727.81

4 Donors

-$320.19

Donations toward project cost

-$309.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

match offer

-$363.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$308.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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