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Mr. Sullivan from Houston TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Success Through Technology!

Help me give my students two iPads to enable ease of functionality for tracking and measuring Air Force JROTC program performance.

  • $946 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come from working class families. Eighty-three percent are economically disadvantaged and seventy-five percent at risk. Despite a myriad of different ethnic groups and nationalities, they truly care for and support each other.

The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC is to develop citizens of character, dedicated to serving their nation and community.

Established in 1994, the program currently has one hundred and eighty-six cadets striving to better their future by gaining valuable life skills to include personal responsibility, discipline, teamwork, leadership, perseverance, citizenship and the value of community service. So far this school year, these cadets have performed over forty-four hundred hours of service to their school and community.

The program is “cadet led” which means the students plan, organize and account for all activities, equipment and performance standards under the guidance and leadership of three instructors. However, because the program is not a primary core program, obtaining technology for our classroom has been challenging.

My Project

Various cadet led tasks are accomplished daily to include uniform inspection on Thursdays, physical fitness on Fridays, and core values and attendance daily to name just a few. Additionally, cadets are required to complete at least one hour of community service each month; however, many will complete many more than the required number.

As with any organization, school or unit, there must be a means to accurately measure performance.

Especially in a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (military) unit, a way to determine who to promote to the highest ranks to lead the unit is a must. This measure of performance should not only be assessed on classroom grades, but unit participation and performance as well.

Today, our high school students are comfortable using technology such as cell phones and tablets with built-in applications. However, since joining this unit as an instructor, I have seen students use clip boards and printed spreadsheet to accomplish these tasks. But why are they not using technology, such as iPads, they know and understand? Providing the right technology will make all the difference to this unit for not only performance, but morale as well.

Mr. Sullivan
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 186 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 2 $762.46

Materials cost

$762.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$803.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.86

Total project goal

$945.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$945.76

6 Donors

-$698.00

Donations toward project cost

-$593.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.70

match offer

-$247.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$210.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.16

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$0.00

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