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Mr. Arment from Plant City FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I've Never Seen the Shawshank Redemption...I'm Sorry What?!

Help me give my students E.T., Jaws, Psycho & other classic movies to build to our library in Film Class!

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Although 50% of my students come from low-income areas, 0% of my students have low-income mentalities. I can see it in their faces, a desire to belong and contribute to something greater than themselves, a truth and concern for each moment in time. My students are worthy of all things, especially a high school experience that draws out and develops their genuine love of the cinema.

Being involved in the process of creating art has the potential to do more to prepare a student for life than anything academic ever could.

Every day at work, I get to be a part of my students' journey to foster creativity and gain confidence, both on the stage and off of it. I get to be a part of watching them learn how to persevere, how to problem solve, how to hold themselves accountable. I get to watch them learn to get used to the idea that when they engage in creating something collaboratively, the needs of the many truly outweigh the needs of the few or the one.

My Project

So, when I began teaching, I was having a conversation with a student about classic movies, and I made a comment about Andy Duphresne from 'Shawshank,' and this student proceeded to tell me that he had never seen that movie. I freaked out a little bit, and I set out to start a film class at my high school, to do my part, in my little corner of the world, to introduce students to films that could potentially help them see life in a different way.

It's not just a movie class, great films carry powerful life lessons!

They just don't make movies like they used to, do they? That's not necessarily a bad thing, but a reality of art, in that it's fluid and constantly evolving. I think you would be surprised how many films on our list have not been previously seen by the students of today. I am trying to change that, and we would like to add to our library, and we would be so grateful if you could help us do that. Thank you so much!

Mr. Arment
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Story of Film: An Odyssey • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
Drop Dead Gorgeous • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Cast Away by 20th Century Fox by Robert Zemeckis • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Contact (Keepcase) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jaws • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Psycho • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07

Materials cost

$100.40

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.98

Total project goal

$159.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.88

3 Donors

-$117.37

Donations toward project cost

-$107.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.11

match offer

-$33.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$28.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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