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Mr. Smith from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community Through Recreational Activity

My students need cones, playground balls, whistles, a megaphone, and other recreational materials to run an after-school recreational club.

  • $608 goal

This project expired on June 5, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Of course school is primarily about learning, but there should be some space for fun and enjoyment. Especially when it is for the purpose of building community. Students at my school want to start an after-school club to do just that.

I teach Algebra II and an Applied Mathematics class at a public charter school just outside Oakland, CA.

A majority of our students are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch, and almost all are of color. The most important things to know about them are that despite what their backgrounds might "predict" about their futures, they fully intend to attend and graduate from college, and that they work hard to make that happen. At our school we hold them to high expectations, and their collective determination to be successful is a large part of the reason I'm proud to teach here.

My Project

A small group of students from the school's Leadership class have put together a proposal for starting a new after-school club "Outdoor Activity and Connectivity." Upon hearing that they wanted to start this group, I knew it would be the perfect idea to benefit from ABC Family's campaign, so writing this up is my way to help their plans come to fruition. Hopefully, you'll help as well. These students are requesting cones, hula hoops, and playground balls in order to play dodge ball, kickball, and a variety of other "playground" games. They want whistles, referee jerseys, and a megaphone so that they can enjoy officiating their own games "in style." The flag belts will be used for flag football and other tagging-based games. This will be the start to a well-stocked chest of recreational equipment.

From the students themselves: "Often a person loses motivation to be at school or be studious because their impression of school is all work and no time for fun.

We would like to change that, while at the same time building a closer school community. Not only is it fun being active in school activities ball, [and] ultimate Frisbee...but it’s also great getting to know people around you during free time." Your contribution will help bring that fun and community to our school.

Mr. Smith
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CONE YELLER GAME CONE 18'' • Sportime, Inc $8.07 12 $96.84
WHISTLE METAL AND LANYARD • Sportime, Inc $2.27 4 $9.08
HOOPS 36'' SKINNY NO-KINK SET OF 12 • Sportime, Inc $42.74 1 $42.74
12 Blue and 12 Yellow Football Flag Belts • Cannon Sports, Inc. $59.95 1 $59.95
Official's Jersey. Extra-Large Black/White Stripe • Cannon Sports, Inc. $37.45 1 $37.45
Official's Jersey. Large Black/White Stripe • Cannon Sports, Inc. $37.45 1 $37.45
CSI 8.5" Blue Playground Ball • Cannon Sports, Inc. $8.45 4 $33.80
MEGAPHONE PORTABLE - 8 WATTS • Sportime, Inc $37.99 1 $37.99
CSI 8.5" Yellow Playground Ball • Cannon Sports, Inc. $10.99 4 $43.96

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