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Ms. Jarmacz from Syracuse NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

College Dreams: Help Students Make College Dreams A Reality

My students need laptop computers with protection and a printer with ink to research, apply and write essays in order to complete their online college applications and financial aid forms.

  • $1,120 goal

This project expired on June 14, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) -the AVID elective class focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. This class is to raise expectations of students and with the AVID support system, they will rise to the challenge and gain acceptance into a four year university.

I have a great group of approximately 100 students who want more out of life.

They are considered "middle of the road" students in a high poverty urban area. Although they face many challenges living in a high poverty area, these students know the importance of an education and have set goals to attend a four year institution. In order to reach these goals, these students must raise the bar and take advanced classes. They are expected to be accountable for their learning. They are taught college writing, note taking, and organization skills that will help them in succeed in college. Many are hoping to be a role model in the community and plan to help adolescents in their careers after graduation.

My Project

My students will use the Toshiba laptops to complete college research on various universities. Students will be able to write their common application essays, complete online applications, apply for financial aid, scholarships, and practice for SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Students will also be able to utilize these laptops to complete writing and research assignments for Advanced Placement classes they are required to take. Most of the students do not have computers at home, which leaves them to go to the local library or the school's outdated computer lab. The computers are very old and lack the necessary upgraded programs to complete projects. Also the lab serves our whole school making it difficult for students to gain access since many classes have it signed out on a regular basis. Having updated laptops that students will be able utilize before, during, and after school will make a huge impact on their future.

Donating to this project will give my students the opportunity enhance their education.

It will allow them to use resources they do not have readily available. Students will be able to complete assignments, improve college entrance exam scores, and apply to college. The goal is to have every student in this program be accepted into a four year university and with your help, this dream can become a reality.

Ms. Jarmacz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toshiba - Satellite 15.6'Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Satin Black • Best Buy for Business $279.99 2 $559.98
1YR W / ADH  MOBL COMP Commercial Geek Squad Protection • Best Buy for Business $59.99 2 $119.98
HP - Officejet Pro 8100 Network-Ready Wireless ePrinter • Best Buy for Business $99.99 1 $99.99
HP - Officejet 951 Inkjet Cartridge Combo Pack - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy for Business $56.99 1 $56.99
HP - Ink Cartridge - Black - Black • Best Buy for Business $36.99 1 $36.99

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