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Mrs. Tard from Trenton NJ is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.


Help me give my students a field trip to see the movie "Just Mercy".

  • $2,621 goal

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My Students

I teach ELLs (English Language Learners) students in an urban community where they have so much joy in learning and constantly experiencing life as they know it. ELLs must overcome many challenges, including limited schooling, trauma, and poverty. Some ELLs come from countries where education is not mandated.

My students come from many different countries with different levels of education.

I service high school students that are learning English and some are in special education. There are ELLs who travel and are constantly moving from one school to another. There are also ELLs who may attend school in their native country, but the quality of education is less than in the United States. I am also a middle school cheerleading coach.

My Project

"Just Mercy" is a film about a black man wrongly accused of murder spends six years on death row before a lawyer with the Equal Justice Initiative gets him exonerated. "Just Mercy" sheds light on the injustices of the past while also illuminating relevant issues that still exist today. Students will also be further exploring issues of injustices-in English/History class. We will regularly make connections between our daily learning and the movie. This film will be inspirational and motivational for students. The donations to this project will help students explore issues of activism, injustice, and racial identity in the past and future.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 250 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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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
Transportation BUS.COM $465.00

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