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Mr. Alvarado from San Jose CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Here We Go, Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience this amazing field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

  • $3,326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year (2018-2019) is my second year as a teacher and I have twenty-four students. The school where I am currently teaching is located within a low socio-economic area in South San Jose and so funding for our school is limited. Eighty percent of the students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Many of our students are English Language Learners. The school demographics are 48% Hispanic or Latino; 47% Asian; 1% Filipino; 1% White; 1% African-American; with other ethnicities individually counting for less than 1%.

Your support in providing the needs of the students in my classroom will help them achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

My Project

Our last unit on science this year will be focused on ocean animals and the conservation of its habitats. Aside from learning about it through engaging activities, watching actual videos, learning about animals through pictures and other media, I think that it will be a great learning experience if my students can actually go and see these animals at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Most of my students come from low-income families and it's challenging for them to come up with the money to participate in this excursion.

With the support from the donors from DonorsChoose.org, my students will have a chance to experience something that will be unforgettable in their life. I would like this event to somehow highlight their journey in third grade. And I'm hoping that through this, my students will be more motivated to learn and become catalysts for change in our world.

Mr. Alvarado
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Monterey Bay Aquarium $2,755.00

Trip cost

$2,755.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$41.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,826.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$498.76

Total project goal

$3,325.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,325.08

1 Donor

-$2,868.27

Donations toward project cost

-$2,826.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$456.81

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$0.00

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