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Ms. Christensen from Oakland CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Climbing to Success!

My students need the entrance fee to an indoor rock climbing gym.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative and loving. They have joyous personalities and show up each day to learn. The majority of the students are on the autistic spectrum and spend 4-5 class periods in one of two special education classrooms. In these classrooms, the students receive individualized attention from the three adults (one teacher and two aides) present. Here, they can be themselves, laugh with peers who understand their humor and share their interests.

Our school is small which allows the students in this classroom to be part of a larger, supportive community.

The students participate in grade level activities such as year-long projects, field trips, and internships. While our school offers unique opportunities, it still faces challenges. We are a Title I school in an urban area and our school district is currently experiencing a fiscal crisis. In the middle of this unrest, our staff works hard to create a supportive and safe environment for our students.

My Project

My students need help covering the cost of a visit to an indoor rock climbing gym. We have an amazing opportunity to take a group of 30 students climbing. This is an activity that students have never been exposed to before nor is it usually financially viable. With help covering the entrance fee, we can turn this dream into a reality.

Providing my students with the opportunity to rock climb can help build positive self-worth and collaboration skills in addition to muscles.

Students will be given a chance to learn the skills of rock climbing (belaying, bouldering, and safety) and then put those skills to the test as they spend time belaying one another in the gym and bouldering. We just need some extra financial support to cover our costs of entering the climbing gym. Your contribution will make a world of difference!

Ms. Christensen
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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Berkeley Ironworks $150.00

Trip cost

$150.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.16

Total project goal

$214.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.41

1 Donor

-$107.20

Donations toward project cost

-$91.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.08

match offer

-$107.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.08

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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