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Mr. Hampton from Bakersfield CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Get Our Fishing Club Started!

Help me give my students a chance to get into this club. Many of my students have never fished before and don't have the money to spend on new equipment.

  • $371 goal

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My Students

I am an Advisor and teacher for an amazing bunch of students. My students strive for success and are very hardworking. They care about each other and are willing to go out of their way to improve one another's day.

This year we started a new club on campus, Fishing Club.

We are looking at instilling a passion for the outdoors that these students will have for a lifetime and pass on to their children and the next generation. Many of these students have never held a fishing pole or even been to a lake or river.

I have a variety of students that range from 9th-12th grade. Some are the only child and some have many siblings. The majority of my students are Title 1 and living at or below poverty level. There are many that are first generation immigrants and many are going to be some of the first in their families to graduate high school. My students have a variety of backgrounds that leads to students having a firm understanding of what life is about.

My Project

We are starting a new fishing club on campus. Many of our students live at or below the poverty level and don't have the money to purchase equipment necessary for them to participate in a club like this. I don't want that to hold them back and I definitely don't want to turn away students because we don't have the equipment.

These are the basics supplies to get started.

We need a minimum supply of poles and tackle holders along with pliers to crimp weights and remove hooks. This is a good base supply to encourage students to join and help our club get off its feet.

Many of our students have never been fishing or even to a place where they can fish. This is something new for many of them and we are looking to spark their interest. I have many friends that are just discovering the joy of fishing halfway through their life and I don't want this to happen to my students. This is the perfect way to get students outdoors and caring about something enough to become stewards to the environment and have a skill to hand down to their next generation.

Mr. Hampton
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shakespeare Navigator Spinning Combo • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 10 $149.90
Plano 3450-22 Double-Sided Utility Box • DICK'S Sporting Goods $7.99 10 $79.90
Eagle Claw Forceps Hook Remover • DICK'S Sporting Goods $5.49 5 $27.45

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