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Ms. Everett from Richmond VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Decision Day 2019

Help me give my students the materials they need to have a fun and engaging National Decision Day event. Students will create custom college paraphernalia, win prizes and fellowship with their peers, staff, and alumni.

  • $523 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Artists, musicians, athletes, scholars, advocates, taste-makers, engineers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, police officers, fire-firefighters, bankers, and counselors. This is just a small scope of what our students aspire to be, and the work they put into pursuing these aspirations is unimaginable to say the least.

They posses a tremendous amount of raw potential-potential that is just waiting to be nurtured and fed.

As students of a Title I school, many of them are surrounded by images of poverty and hardships. They face unimaginable obstacles but still work hard, show-up to school, and perform under the pressure they face. I am humbled and inspired everyday by the hopes, dreams and resilience our students possess.

My Project

Studies have shown that the presence of college paraphernalia can influence how children see themselves and the options available to them. Our goal is to saturate our school with college paraphernalia. We need tie-dye kits that will allow our seniors to creatively show what their next steps are. During the event, students will wear their custom Decision Day shirts during a school pep rally to show their peers, grade 9-11, what their post-secondary plans are. Seniors will also have an opportunity to win "college ready" baskets full of supplies for their first year of college and take priceless pictures to keep the memory of this time alive.

Students will celebrate taking ownership of their future and inspire their younger classmates to create goals, make plans backed by actions and work for their dream to come true.

We want to inspire conversations of progress. Our hope is that our students and the community will see that college is an option and that with hard work it can be a reality.

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

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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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 - Instant Film Camera - Graphite Grey with Mini Instant Film Value Pack - (3 Twin Packs, 60 Total Pictures) • Amazon Business $135.37 1 $135.37
Cold Water Dye, 2/3 oz., Asst. Colors (set of 8) • Amazon Business $29.98 2 $59.96
ARROW & EAVES 4" Mini Stainless Steel Cooking and Cooling Racks, Set of 6 - Small Metal Trivet Display Stand for Round Pots, Pans, Hot Dishes, Wire Coaster, Kitchen Riser, Steamer, Baking Racks • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Vtin Q1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Waterproof Wireless Speaker with 8W Louder HD Sound,10H Playtime Shower Speaker with Suction Cup, Built in Mic, Support TF Card, for Bathroom, Pool, Beach, Outdoor • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
all Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent with OXI Stain Removers and Whiteners, Free Clear, Pouch, 38 Count • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
AmazonBasics Quick-Dry Towels - 100% Cotton, 3-Piece Set, White • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
7-pack Plastic Squeeze Condiment Bottles - 16 Ounce with Red Tip Cap - Perfect For Ketchup, BBQ, Sauces, Syrup, Condiments, Dressings, Arts and Crafts - BPA-Free - Made in USA • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
StorageManiac Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Hamper, Laundry Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Jacquard Products Soda Ash Dye Fixer 5 Pound • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 200 Joule - Black • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Bon Halter 12-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Silverware Cutlery Set - Black, Include Knife/Fork/Spoon, Dishwasher Safe, Service for 4 • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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