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