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Ms. ErdheimShepps from New York NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help the LIONS see Lion King on Broadway!

My students need funds towards the price of their tickets to see the Lion King on Broadway!

  • $1,469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a group of 25 inquisitive, motivated, and energetic inner-city boys and girls from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds. Some of us come from challenging home situations but still arrive at school every morning, eager to learn and ready for the upcoming day.

Our imaginations sometimes run wild with the ideas of all the things we can achieve in this world.

We love exploring the cultures around us and learning as much as possible! In our eyes, we are all one big family.

My Project

This ​year,​ ​our​ ​school​ ​has​ ​taken​ ​on​ ​a​ ​new mascot​ ​and​ ​slogan,​ ​which​ ​was​ ​chosen​ ​by​ ​our​ ​students​ ​themselves!​ ​Now,​ ​we​ ​are LIONS​ ​(Leaders​ ​Inspiring​ ​Optimism​ ​and​ ​Nurturing​ ​Success)​ ​who​ ​have​ ​PRIDE (Punctuality​ ​Respect​ ​Innovation​ ​Diligence​ ​and​ ​Empathy),​ ​and​ ​all​ ​of​ ​us​ ​couldn’t​ ​be more​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​our​ ​newfound​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​our​ ​school​ ​and​ ​each​ ​other.

Our​ ​4t​h​​ ​grade​ ​students​ ​had​ ​a​ ​fantastic​ ​idea-​ ​now​ ​that​ ​we​ ​are​ ​LIONS with​ ​PRIDE,​ ​we​ ​should​ ​do​ ​a​ ​class​ ​trip​ ​to​ ​see​ ​The​ ​Lion​ ​King​ ​and​ ​see​ ​a​ ​production​ ​of what​ ​real​ ​lions​ ​are​ ​like!

We are even using this theme within our music and dance classes. ​Unfortunately, our​ ​students ​lack exposure​ ​to​ ​the​ ​arts because of financial barriers,​ ​despite​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​we​ ​strive​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​them​ ​with​ ​this exposure​ ​as​ ​often​ ​as​ ​possible.

Our​ ​students​ ​would​ ​absolutely​ ​love​ ​to​ ​see​ ​this​ ​production​ ​and​​ ​it would​ ​be​ ​an​ ​inspiring​ ​experience​ ​for​ ​them​ ​that​ ​they​ ​would always remember​.​

Thus,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​making​ ​a​ ​humble​ ​request​ ​for​ ​your generosity to help our students achieve this goal.​ ​We​ ​hope​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​help​ ​us​ ​make​ ​this​ ​dream​ ​come true​ ​for​ ​them.​ ​Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​time​ ​and​ ​generosity.

Ms. ErdheimShepps
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Activity Minskoff Theatre $1,200.00

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