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Mr. Konitshek from San Diego CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Build A Chess Progam

My students need a site license to the online chess curriculum, "Chess Magnet School", which will provide all students at our school access to the program.

  • $1,338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment." -Garry Kasparov At our school, chess is more than a game.

I teach at a Title I Charter School where most of the students qualify for the free lunch program.

In my first year at the school, with a lack of funding for electives and extracurricular activity, I decided to implement a chess club at the school. Since then, chess has gained interest from students. What has pleased me is that students who may not be great academic students have gained confidence through playing chess. This confidence is a building block to helping these students realize that they can excel academically through hard work. Chess is now an everyday class available to students.

My Project

As our chess program grows, I am constantly getting new students who are interested in playing chess. Since I have only one chess class, the combination of beginner level students with experienced makes it difficult at times to manage. The Chess Magnet School program is a computer chess program that teaches players from beginner to expert. The teacher can assign specific assignments based on playing ability to have all students actively engaged. As a teacher, I can manage all students online and even work with students in other aspects, while the rest of the class is working online with the program.

Our school does not have very many extracurricular activities.

There is no funding for after school sports or clubs and I believe chess can be an activity that defines our school. Chess is activity that can appeal to a wide range of students and provide a fun and educational program for our school. The Chess Magnet School program will allow students to learn both in the classroom and at home.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chess Magnet School site license • Chess Magnet School $1,000.00 1 $1,000.00

Materials cost

$1,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$91.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,136.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.56

Total project goal

$1,337.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,337.06

14 Donors

-$666.76

Donations toward project cost

-$568.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.51

match offer

-$668.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$568.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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