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Mrs. Andrews from Dorchester MA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Mercy: A Social Justice Learning Experience

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience the incredible new film Just Mercy, which is based on the true story of Bryan Stevenson and the founding of the Equal Justice Initiative.

  • $2,066 goal

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My Students

Students in College English 12 are hard-working, dedicated, motivated young people. All of them are pursuing a college education in search of a productive career path. Their interests range from nursing to computer engineering to graphic designer to sports agent. They are engaged in work in their communities at youth programs, activist organizations, and places of worship. Many students work part or full-time jobs in addition to being successful with a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum.

These students described above have also experienced extraordinary obstacles and trauma in their lives.

Some have lived through the deaths of close relatives, including parents and siblings. Others have survived catastrophic natural disasters and the loss of their homes. Many students speak English as a second language, and some of these students are trilingual. The majority of these incredible young people come from low-income households. Despite these many challenges, each student shows up every day ready and willing to take on their educations and attain the future they desire.

My Project

It's critical for young people who are almost adults to become engaged as citizens in our society. By learning about powerful heroes like Bryan Stevenson, my students can begin picturing their own journeys towards making our world a better place. Some students in these classes will be attending a trip to see the Equal Justice Initiative's museum and memorial in the spring.

By experiencing the new film Just Mercy, students will connect course themes to their own lives and an exciting modern example of social justice.

Many students have strong opinions about the injustices facing people of color in our society; seeing this film will help them hone their analysis and prepare their own interventions in our final unit.

Mrs. Andrews
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Trip package Movie Screening: Just Mercy (PG-13) (Tickets Only - Up to 100 Attendees) $1,700.00

Trip cost

$1,700.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,755.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$309.79

Total project goal

$2,065.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,065.29

5 Donors

-$220.00

Donations toward project cost

-$188.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

match offer

-$1,843.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,567.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$276.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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