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Mr. Torres from Miami FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healing and Interacting Through Dance After Hurricane Maria

My students need a Nintendo Switch console, games, and speakers for interaction and movement after Hurricane Maria that will stimulate, motivation, and peer interaction.

  • $818 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Recently, newly arrived students from Puerto Rico have been enrolled at our school. They are from low-income households and are receiving free breakfast and lunch. They have faced damage to homes and parents became unemployed. Through all their turmoil, they remain optimistic, motivated and ready to learn.

My students recently arrived from Puerto Rico, come from a low socio-economic status, receive free school meals, and have special needs.

My goal is to get students physically moving in a fun and engaging way, as well as, afford them with the opportunity for interacting with peers and get them motivated to learn. My students need tools for physical activities that will stimulate attention, and motivate them to get engaged in learning.

My Project

Newly enrolled students from Puerto Rico have special needs. They come from low-income households and receive free school meals. They have encountered many challenges and obstacles. They lack motivation and interest in learning.

Welcoming and motivating newly enrolled students with dance and fun interactive games is key to healing and bringing back motivation for

We need a Nintendo Switch console, games, and speakers. Games such as Wii Dance will boost my students' self-esteem and motivation by engaging in fun activities that will encourage peer interaction, attentiveness, and improve motivation. Dr. Bloyer, a board-certified pediatric physician states "Evidence indicates that children with disabilities do not meet the recommended 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous activity and are 4.5 less active than children without disabilities". Activities such as Wii Dance are recommended for offering children with disabilities opportunities for socialization while improving attention. Let's give all students the opportunity to feel welcomed while dancing, making new friends, and forgetting about their daily stress.

Mr. Torres
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nintendo Switch - Neon Blue and Red Joy-Con • Amazon Business $299.95 1 $299.95
Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers - for PC (with 3.5mm AUX & PC input) • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue • Amazon Business $78.96 1 $78.96
Just Dance 2017 - Nintendo Switch • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Rocket League: Collector's Edition - Nintendo Switch • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
FastSnail HDMI Type C Hub Adapter for Nintendo Switch, HDMI Converter Cable for Nintendo Switch (Black) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Nintendo Switch TV Mode Charging Dock, Insten Portable Charging Dock TV HDMI Convertor Cradle Stand with Screen Toggle Button, HDMI Port & 3 USB Ports for Nintendo Switch, Black • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
8Bitdo Twin Cube Stereo Bluetooth Speakers • Amazon Business $27.35 1 $27.35

Materials cost

$655.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$694.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.64

Total project goal

$817.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$817.58

3 Donors

-$597.58

Donations toward project cost

-$507.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.64

Matching donations from our partners

-$220.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$187.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

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$0.00

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