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Ms. S. from New York NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hiking Expands Students' Horizons

The cost of sending Humanities High School to Minnewaska State Park for a wonderful outdoor experience is $854, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $854 goal

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I created a Hiking Club in the Fall of 2003 at Humanities H.S. The club has proven to be such a success that student membership has increased subtantially. The students have expressed great enthusiasm for an activity that brings them outside of New York City on weekends. Many students do not get a chance to leave their apartments, let alone the city on weekends. They crave participation in an activity where they feel stimulated in both mind and body. One student member stated that "This hiking trip provided me with a learning experience not found in textbooks." Hiking keeps the students in shape, develops skills in map-reading and photography, boosts self-esteem and promotes leadership skills. Students benefit from exploring nature, learning about plants and animals in the wild, breathing fresh air, and just being away from their everyday environment. They will also have the opportunity to investigate towns and villages near the hiking spots. All around, hiking is a way for students to expand their horizons. The problem is the money. We have done some fundraising, but we need more money to charter a bus to hiking spots not accessible by public transportation. The club has about 20 students, mostly immigrants from a variety of countries(I am a teacherof English As a Second Language) who have a true thirst for exploration of new territories. We would love to take a hiking trip in the Spring to Minnewaska State Park in NY.

Ms. S.
Grades 9-12
  • Bayard Rustin Education Complex
  • New York, NY
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Minnewaska, NY(near New Paltz)
(not applicable: We're leading our own hike.)
20 students and 3 teachers $700.00

Trip cost

$700.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$700.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$153.66

Total project goal

$853.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$853.66

1 Donor

-$805.00

Donations toward project cost

-$700.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.66

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$0.00

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