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Ms. King from Golden Valley MN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

College Capable

My students need visual reminders of my belief in their capacity such as college pennants and backpacks.

  • $459 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our new middle school serves approximately 600 amazing students in grades 6-8. The students joined us from two existing middle schools in our district. The transition has been particularly challenging for the students who aren't convinced of their abilities to pursue their dreams. Many deal with challenging family and socioeconomic situations, others are missing academic elements which often seem insurmountable. A single factor can be devastating to a student's confidence, but many students face a combination of them.

I set high expectations for my students and believe, that with determination and support, they can become successful college students; they simply might not know it yet.

My Project

I understand that learning is the key to opening many doors for my students. My students are capable of pursuing college, but many don't envision themselves as our community's future academic leaders-yet. Many would be the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education. I am passionate about helping them see the career and life opportunities they can pursue with a college degree. I firmly believe that visually displaying college pennants and string backpacks throughout the school will remind students that I believe their potential is limitless.

The college pennants will spawn conversations about what to consider in prospective institutions of higher learning.

Throughout the building, university string backpacks will dangle from the ceiling and appeal to our middle school students' sense of style. More importantly, they will enable our tweens to imagine themselves proudly strutting across campus with Latin, Calculus, and Microbiology textbooks strapped to their backs.

When the time comes for students to decide what they will do after they graduate, they will have the images of colleges and universities across the country etched in their memories. Undoubtedly, this will contribute to their belief in themselves.

Ms. King
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 600 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SEC Mini Pennant Set (all 12 Teams) • Amazon Business $9.09 5 $45.45
College Big 10 Mini Pennant Set • Amazon Business $8.45 5 $42.25
ACC Mini Pennant Set (all 12 Teams) • Amazon Business $8.16 5 $40.80
Purdue Boilermakers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Dartmouth College Big Green Pennant • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
NCAA Butler University Premium Pennant, 12" x 30" • Amazon Business $15.72 1 $15.72
College Auburn Pennant with Header • Amazon Business $7.78 2 $15.56
2016 NCAA College Team Logo Drawstring Backpack Bag - Pick Team (Ohio State Buckeyes) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
2016 NCAA College Team Logo Drawstring Backpack Bag - Pick Team (Florida Gators) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NCAA Alabama Crimson Tide Sprint Pack, Small, Team Color • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
NCAA Clemson University WCR63899471 Carded Classic Pennant, 12" x 30" • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
2016 NCAA College Team Logo Drawstring Backpack Bag - Pick Team (Tennessee Volunteers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Forever Collectibles Georgia Big Logo Drawstring Backpack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
2016 NCAA College Team Logo Drawstring Backpack Bag - Pick Team (West Virginia Mountaineers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
NCAA Wisconsin Badgers 2015 Drawstring Backpack, Red • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
2016 NCAA College Team Logo Drawstring Backpack Bag - Pick Team (Nebraska Huskers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Oklahoma Big Logo Drawstring Backpack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
2016 NCAA College Team Logo Drawstring Backpack Bag - Pick Team (LSU Tigers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
NCAA Indiana University WCR63909571 Carded Classic Pennant, 12" x 30" • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Texas Big Logo Drawstring Backpack • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
College Penn State Pennant with Header Card • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48

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