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Dr. Monica Thurston-Harmon from Miami FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Help me give my students dance uniforms to increase their self-esteem and confidence.

  • 4 donors
  • $551 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students in a school that is filled with diversity and hope. Students are still learning to understand themselves and others. My kids continue to discover approaches to learning that yield successful outcomes. Students are participating in extended learning opportunities to increase learning outcomes. Attendance is a challenge in the midst of the pandemic and some are doing exceptionally well. My school is a Title I school wherein more than 85% of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch and more than 50% of the student population are English language learners (the first language is not English). State assessment results are doubt-stirring. The school is located in an area that has its challenges with combating violence and gang activity. Regardless of their situations and circumstances, my students continue to be open-minded and resilient as they move forward in the midst of challenging times.

My Project

Many of our students can not afford to attend private dance lessons and uniforms. Our students immediately responded when offered the opportunity to participate on the school dance team. However, the students are unable to escape economic challenges when attempting to acquire the required uniforms.

Participating on the school's dance team will afford students the opportunity to learn exciting concepts of dance while achieving personal growth.

Students will be able to build skill, confidence and self-esteem. Dance uniforms are great for the students because they can look their best while performing with other students. Additionally, they will work as a unified team to build sportsmanship and social skills. First and foremost, it will give all students a chance to be a part of a team, increasing their learning interactions which will enhance the environment.

When you look good, you feel good. This is the concept that will help to increase student confidence and self-esteem.

By donating to our project you will be helping to provide students with dance uniforms to help them look good. Also, your donations will help to introduce them to a new and exciting dance concept, increase self-esteem and confidence.

Also, this will give them a chance to participate in dance which they otherwise can not afford.

Dr. Monica Thurston-Harmon
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 150 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
sissycos Women's 80s Leggings Artistic Splash Printed Buttery Soft Stretchy Pants (Small, Color Splash) • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
Neleus Women's 3 Pack Compression Athletic Tank Top for Yoga Running,Blue,Green,Rose,EU S,US XS • Amazon Business $21.89 2 $43.78
sissycos Women's 80s Leggings Artistic Splash Printed Buttery Soft Stretchy Pants (Medium, Color Splash) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
sissycos Women's 80s Leggings Artistic Splash Printed Buttery Soft Stretchy Pants (Large, Color Splash) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
sissycos Women's 80s Leggings Artistic Splash Printed Buttery Soft Stretchy Pants (X-Large, Color Splash) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Neleus Women's 3 Pack Compression Athletic Tank Top for Yoga Running,Blue,Green,Rose,EU M,US S • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
Neleus Women's 3 Pack Compression Athletic Tank Top for Yoga Running,Blue,Green,Rose,2XL • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
Neleus Women's 3 Pack Compression Athletic Tank Top for Yoga Running,Blue,Green,Rose,EU L,US M • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
Neleus Women's 3 Pack Compression Athletic Tank Top for Yoga Running,Blue,Green,Rose,EU XL,US L • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
sissycos Women's 80s Leggings Artistic Splash Printed Buttery Soft Stretchy Pants (XX-Large, Color Splash) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
sissycos Women's 80s Leggings Artistic Splash Printed Buttery Soft Stretchy Pants (Medium, Color Splash Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
sissycos Women's 80s Leggings Artistic Splash Printed Buttery Soft Stretchy Pants (Large, Color Splash Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$431.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$467.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.53

Total project goal

$550.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$550.19

1 Donor

-$248.83

Donations toward project cost

-$248.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$257.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$218.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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