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Ms. Burnham from Tok AK is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Here We Come, Costa Rica!

Help me give my students a great cultural event and a chance to practice their Spanish!

  • $4,836 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students live in rural Alaska, and many are dependent on traditional subsistence activities such as fishing, hunting, trapping, and gathering. Our school takes days off in September for students to hunt moose, caribou, and birds. Many students take days off to attend potlatches and participate in cultural events.

Students love the outdoors, hands-on activities, and engagement with community members.

They are creative and passionate kids who are looking to expand their horizons beyond rural Alaska while keeping in touch with their roots.

My Project

These 9 students are in their first year of Spanish and need the opportunity to practice speaking the language in an authentic setting. In Costa Rica, they will be meeting with a school in Monteverde and working with a sea turtle sanctuary. They have been fundraising hard: picking up garbage, running many car washing, hauling wood, detailing cars, clean up horse corrals, working sports concessions, and doing raffles. They have paid for most of the trip, with some help from parents. They are hoping that generous donors will reimburse the cost of the trip so they are able to reimburse their parents. Our male chaperone was also diagnosed with cancer, and a parent kindly stepped up to chaperone, even though we did not have the funds raised for him. We would like to be able to reimburse him.

Ms. Burnham
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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

Component Company Total
Activity Sendero Adventures $4,020.00

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114 Donors


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