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Coach Bowman from Rosenberg TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Counseling Tools Empower Teens With Wellness and Mental Stability

Help me give my students counseling workbooks and technology to help process trauma from Hurricane Harvey, prevent suicide, bullying, and other mental illnesses from affecting their school day.

  • $1,312 goal

This project expired on April 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resilient in every sense of the word: strong, pliable, forgiving, loving, and just wanting to be loved. For many of them, their only sense of calm and stability is at school.

Due to Hurricane Harvey, many of my High Risk students' problems were multiplied by their on-going problems at home; peace is being found through our on campus counseling program.

Our office services students who are finding their way and defining themselves in their freshman year; seniors getting ready to jump out the nest and be adults; and everyone in between.

Many of my students have been in counseling before, but want to get to a new level in their recovery. In order to do that we need new tools and techniques to stimulate and jump start them down the path to peace and prosperity. Our students are so intelligent, and tech savvy, we are hoping to bring engaging and state of the art equipment to the task. Many of our students are struggling with abuse, neglect, trauma, grief from loss, mental health issues, which presents itself as sadness, anger, and detachment from school. They are committed to learning a better way to live.

My Project

Our free, in school, Counseling program allows students in distress, and others who need ongoing support, access to therapy where time or income limitations would normally prohibit them from getting the help they need. The many workbooks and emotional exercises we are purchasing will assist the students with processing their emotions. Many students who utilize the counseling program at school have been traumatized by Hurricane Harvey and has impacted their family’s wellness and financial wellbeing. PTSD is rampant with these survivors (as well as survivors of suicide victims). The craft and scrapbooking items allows the students to recreate memories lost by making memory books and tributes to loved ones they lost, property and homes they miss (due to the storm, moving, deployment, etc.). We also utilize the craft items for making self esteem boards and dream boards to bolster future planning for those otherwise "unmotivated". Many students need assistance with their college planning, the laptop is a reasource for us to help them with online tools and resources.

Many have been traumatized, abused, bullied, molested, or ostracized, and have never had counseling before; our counseling center helps them get through a rough school day.

Counseling gives them a chance to discover and use their authentic voice and experience an attentive, nonjudgmental ear. Many students are artistic and process their emotions through arts and crafts. Wellness and meditation is being introduced to many who do not understand how to control their emotions through guided meditation and videos to be played on our new laptop. The materials you donate will allow students to process their trauma, sadness & anger, find coping skills to deal with anxiety, stress, bullying, relationships, self harming (cutting one’s skin, burning, etc), and ease suicidal thoughts with hands on activities and technology they understand and can relate to.

Coach Bowman
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell Inspiron 15.6 inch HD Touchscreen Flagship High Performance Laptop PC | Intel Core i5-7200U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | DVD +/-RW | Bluetooth | WIFI | Windows 10 (Black) • Amazon Business $489.99 1 $489.99
3 Year Protection Plan – Including Accidental Damage • Amazon Business $71.93 1 $71.93
iPad Pro 10.5 Keyboard + Leather Case, Alpatronix KX150 10.5" Bluetooth iPad Keyboard Folio Smart Case w/Removable Wireless Keyboard Cover & Built-in Tablet Stand for 2017 iPad Pro 10.5-inch - Black • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
Alltrum Foldable Over-Ear Headphone,Wireless Headsets with Built-in Mic, Stereo Sound,Lightweight,Comfortable Wearing Feeling,Noise Reduction,SD Card,Wired Modes for Phone/PC,Silvergray • Amazon Business $36.98 1 $36.98
Otto & Ben 30" Storage Ottoman - Folding Toy Box Chest with SMART LIFT Top, Linen Fabric Ottomans Bench Foot Rest for Bedroom, Dark Grey • Amazon Business $33.18 1 $33.18
The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and ... with Others (Instant Help Book for Teens) • Amazon Business $14.18 2 $28.36
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $28.20 1 $28.20
amFilm iPad Pro 10.5 inch Screen Protector Glass (2-Pack), Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPad Pro 10.5" 2017 Case Friendly and Apple Pencil Compatible 0.33mm 2.5D Rounded Edge (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Premium Acrylic Paint Set by Glokers – 24 Acrylic Paint Color Tubes, 10 Professional Paintbrushes, 2 Pcs Canvas Panel, Plastic Palette - Perfect Gift for Beginners, Adults, Students Or Professionals • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
A Guided Meditation to Help with Anger and Forgiveness- Guided Imagery to Release Anger and Resentment, Promote Feelings of Compassion for Self and Others, Embrace the Liberation of Forgiveness • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Positive Affirmations for Mind, Body and Spirit- Reprogramming Negative Thinking with Healthy, Realistic and Reachable Changes through Repeated Listening • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Healing Trauma: A Guided Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD)- Research Proven Guided Imagery to Reduce Symptoms in Trauma Survivors, First Responders, and Caregivers • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Guided Meditations to Help with Anxiety & Panic- Three Brief Anxiety Relieving Exercises, Plus Guided Imagery & Affirmations for Reducing or Eliminating Panic Attacks and Achieving Deep Relaxation • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
A Guided Meditation to Help Relieve Depression- Guided Imagery to Reduce Negative Thinking, Self-Criticism, Discouragement, and Improve Mood, Hope, Sense of Well Being • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
A Guided Meditation for Relaxation & Wellness Guided Imagery for Daily Relaxation, Facing Stressful Situations with Centered Calm, and Sustaining the Peace, Uplift and Gratitude of an Open Heart.. • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Grit Guide for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Build Perseverance, Self-Control, and a Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
Craft-tastic – Inspire Poster Kit – Design a One-of-a-Kind Freeform Poster • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
DinoFire Wireless Presenter, Hyperlink Volume Control Presenter RF 2.4GHz PowerPoint Clicker Presentation Remote Control Laser Pointer (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Empowering Questions Cards - 52 cards for meditation, writing, or any other empowering process you like | Examine your deeper self, discover your inner strength and bring more energy into your life. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Me & My Big Ideas Pocket Pages Stickers 6 Sheets/Pkg-Love Yourself • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
2.4G Wireless Mouse Portable Mobile Optical Mouse with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, MacBook - Royal Blue • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
ColorBok 73470B Designer Paper Pad Mixed Media, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $2.98 2 $5.96
Colorbok Designer Paper Pad, 12" x 12", Wild & Free • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

Materials cost

$1,068.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,114.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$196.68

Total project goal

$1,311.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,311.18

5 Donors

-$260.26

Donations toward project cost

-$229.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.64

match offer

-$1,041.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$884.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.88

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$0.00

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