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Mr. Demosthene from South Boston MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Fight Obesity

Help me give my students the medicine balls, jump ropes and resistance bands they need to engage in physical activity.

  • $576 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our 9th-12th grade students come from all backgrounds and all around Boston. Just under 85% of our students are high needs (economically disadvantaged, English learners, and/or students with disabilities), and over 90% are minority.

Our school is rich in diversity and young talent.

Our students are truly the best of the best in many aspects. Students come to school every day, knowing it is a safe place to take risks and achieve great things. Some are fighting with emotions that they can't control and others are learning how to identify strategies to overcome their own personal hurdles. We teach them that nothing can hold them back with hard work and determination. We also empower them to grow into leaders of the next generation.

My Project

A quality Physical Education program that meets national guidelines is the cornerstone for a physically active school and helps support improved classroom behavior, physical fitness, and standardized test scores. Our physical education program provides standards-based daily learning opportunities, age and developmentally-appropriate instruction, meaningful content and ongoing assessment. The skills, knowledge, and behaviors learned in PE help kids to establish and maintain active lifestyles well into adulthood.

The materials that we are requesting is essential for engaging our students in physical activities.

Having adequate PE equipment and supplies is considered essential for a quality program. It is a strong predictor of continued use of an activity-focused PE curriculum.

Mr. Demosthene
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanDo Rubber Medicine Balls, Set of five, 2, 4, 7, 11 and 15 lbs • Amazon Business $150.94 1 $150.94
YZLSPORTS Heavy Weighted Jump Rope Skipping Rope Workout Battle Ropes for Men Women Total Body Workouts Power Training Improve Strength Building Muscle • Amazon Business $27.99 4 $111.96
Garage Fit 9' Adjustable PVC Jump Rope for Cardio Fitness - Versatile Jump Rope for Both Kids and Adults - Great Jump Rope for Exercise (Bundle of All six Colors) • Amazon Business $19.95 5 $99.75
Whatafit Resistance Bands Set (11pcs),Exercise Bands with Door Anchor,Handles,Waterproof Carry Bag,Legs Ankle Straps for Resistance Training,Physical Therapy,Home Workouts • Amazon Business $22.88 3 $68.64
The Step Original Aerobic Platform – Circuit Size • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49

Materials cost

$452.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$489.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.39

Total project goal

$575.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$575.96

2 Donors

-$512.07

Donations toward project cost

-$489.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$63.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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