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Mr. Lightfoot
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Civil Rights For All-Let Our Voices Be Heard

My students need video cameras and microphones to record projects on Civil Rights through history and the impact on their lives.

My Students

Have you ever been picked on? When I asked each of my classes this, everyone responded with a yes. When asked in an anonymous manner why, kids responded with their accents, nationality, sexuality, body size, color, looks, level of wealth, grades, what they eat, and a variety of other reasons.

I work at a high poverty school with a wide mix of super engaged and motivated middle school students that are thriving to help others.

My students and I have worked with the school's Gay Straight Alliance, Builders Club, Stop Teasing Offending Pushing Intimidating Today! organization and others clubs to bring about social change.

My Project

We are requesting video cameras to create shows on Civil Rights that we hope to have placed into our school's weekly news show. We want to create 45 to 90 second adds that both educate and inspire people about the history of civil rights, how these rights impact people today, and to let students know how the actions they do can create a world where people have more rights or fewer rights. We are asking for cables to connect our microphones to either the cameras or to the computer for either clearer sound quality or to do voice over during post production.

This project is important to myself, my students, and my school because we want to help create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and ready to learn, no matter their gender, sexual preference, language of origin, nationality, looks, weight, or other defining aspect that may not even be identified yet.

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Canon VIXIA HF R400 camcorder flash card • CDW-G $325.88 3 $977.64
Sennheiser CL100 XLR Cable • CDW-G $29.62 4 $118.48
Blue Mic Icicle Portable XLR to USB Converter and Mic Preamp • CDW-G $76.03 1 $76.03

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This project will reach 181 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by JPMorgan Chase Foundation and one other donor.

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