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Mr. McArthur from Rockford IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If a Tree Falls in a Forest: Giving Student Work a Showcase

My students need a display case to showcase their work and keep it safe from vandals.

  • $333 goal

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My Students

It takes a lot of personal fortitude to take personal work; such as poetry, personal writing, or artwork and put it on display for others to see. Due to the conditions in our building, those few who take the chance are often punished by having their work destroyed.

Many of our students have lived their entire life without others giving their efforts much praise or acknowledgment.

In fact, many times non-athletic efforts are ridiculed and mocked by the adults surrounding them, in addition to their peers. Despite these deterrents, our students have a wealth of experience, imagination, and expression that should be shared and valued.

My Project

If we had a secure display that could be placed outside the classroom we could leap over on major hurdle of the process of getting students to share their work with others - the ability to get it back intact. It would be used to showcase a variety of student efforts - from poetry to prose, painting to photography - in addition to serving as a center for information about their education.

The most brilliant student who never lets their brilliance shine is making the world a darker place.

The struggle to get them to open up is one we fight daily, but it is a battle worth raising the banner for. Join us in showing the rest of the world that their voice matters.

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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