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Ms. Brenda from Watsonville CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Ways to Enhance Mental Health

Help me give my students fun ways to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and all other emotions they face while attending school with social-emotional games, tools, and journals.

  • $440 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

LMS students are respectful, hardworking, and always ready to learn. Most of my students come from a Latina background. They are all very special because they have unique characteristics such as being migrant and English language learners. My role is to be the social-emotional counselor; I support students and their families to have a safe and pleasant time at the school. I support students who are struggling academically due to family issues, substance and alcohol abuse, financial limitations, language barriers, and struggling with their mental health.

My role is an amazing role because I have the opportunity to help students and their families when they need it the most.

It is part of my cultura to help familias.

My Project

My students will greatly benefit from all of these resources by having fun and also being exposed to different coping skills so that they can be ready to learn! These social-emotional games, tools, and journals will help me break the stigma of receiving mental health services. I want to make mental health fun and interactive because most of the times students are sent to see the counselor when the students did something wrong. I will create a safe space not just for the student but also for their families.

My passion is to make mental health as accessible as possible especially in communities where Latinas are the majority.

As a Latina myself, it is my duty to help my fellow Latinas.

Ms. Brenda
Grades 6-8
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
Better Me Game: Self Improvement, Relationship & Teen Therapy Games, Social Emotional Counseling Activity • Amazon Business $55.00 1 $55.00
Totika Therapy Game - A Game of Fun, Skill and Communication - Includes a 48 Colored Stackable Blocks, 48 Self-Esteem Card Deck and a 24 Blank Card Deck • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $27.24 1 $27.24
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game That Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
The Coping Skills Thumball: The Fun Group Activity for Teaching and Learning How to Cope with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Anger, Stress, Substance Abuse, Negative Thinking, Anger, and more • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Youthlight Stop The Drama 4 Inch Thumball • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
The Mindfulness Journal: Daily Practices, Writing Prompts, and Reflections for Living in the Present Moment • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Cards for Calm: A Therapy Tool to Combat Anxiety and Negative Thinking • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Don't Go Bananas - A CBT Game for Kids to Work on Controlling Strong Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Stress Less Cards - 50 Mindfulness & Meditation Exercises - Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life (Zen as F*ck Journals) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t (Zen as F*ck Journals) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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