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Mr. M. from Chicago IL is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ending Violence/Bullying One Classroom at a Time

The cost of an experienced facilitator and artist, with a cirriculum included, is $3106, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $3,147 goal

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Imagine a classroom of 31 students creating something together that will help them think critically about the decisions they make when confronted by a challenging situation. Our school has an unfortunately high rate of physical confrontations, resulting in disciplinary action. Therefore many of our students miss school because they haven't learned effective ways of dealing with their anger. I teach 7th grade language arts and social studies in low income/high poverty urban neighborhood of Chicago. Our school is vastly under resourced. There is no art program. There have been programs implemented where the students are told about alternative methods of anger management. The only problem is that students are not experiencing the impact, and only passively participating in the process of learning. Students actively learn and retain information by "doing". What I would like to implement is an anti-violence comic book project created and written by the students. I feel that if the students think critically about violence and can create a story that depicts characters overcoming conflict peacefully they will be able to do the same in their own lives. With the help of an experienced facilitator and artist, our students can create something that will influence them and the rest of the school. The culminating piece of the project is to present our comic book to the rest of the school at an assembly designed to promote anti-violence. Our students will be able to proudly show the rest of the school the work they have done. With your donation, we can take an important step in creating schools where violence is a thing of the past!

Mr. M.
Grades 6-8
  • Kohn Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Bruce Graham, facilitator (Bruce will facilitate the creating/ printing of the comic book. He will also supply the artist who will create the pictures for the book.) $2,500.00

Visitor cost

$2,500.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$2,579.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$566.33

Total project goal

$3,146.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,146.26

6 Donors

-$2,595.00

Donations toward project cost

-$2,580.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$551.34

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$0.00

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