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  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hyde
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making Mindfulness Magic in the Classroom

Help me give my students positive affirmation stones and activities to practice mindfulness and yoga. I want to teach them new ways that they can manage stress and practice holistic wellness with mindfulness activities.

My Students

The students in my classes come from underserved, low-income communities in Richmond, CA. The composition of my classroom is 90% Latino, 5% African American, and 5% other. As a school, 85% of the students receive free lunch and are bused in. They aspire to be first generation college attendees, generally work hard, and are great kids. Like many high school students, they suffer from stress, anxiety and depression from the pressures of school and external factors such as their home life/neighborhood.

I want to start my class in a focused and calm manner.

One way to do this is to begin the class practicing mindfulness. Research has shown that teaching students strategies to help calm themselves down will help them throughout life, especially during stressful times. Ultimately, I would like to teach them life-long lessons of wellness with the help of mindfulness. I'm seeking props and books on teaching wellness and mindfulness.

My Project

I want to practice mindfulness twice a week with my high school students. Having guided activities and props to help with breathing will ease my students in this new weekly practice.

Teaching them ways to manage their stress, anxiety and depression will give them necessary tools in in achieving optimum health and wellness.

I already have yoga cushions and now I'm interested in providing them positive affirmation props to ease them into mindfulness and lead thoughtful discussions. I believe if my students know how to manage their own stress at early age, they will not need to seek solace in destructive behaviors such as drugs and alcohol. Most of my students come from rough neighborhoods, and I want to teach them self-coping skills to deal with trauma.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Encouragement Stones, Set of 24 Motivational and Inspirational Quotes and Sayings on Translucent and Opaque Glass Stones, by Lifeforce Glass. • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
TGS Gems Engraved Inspirational Stones (25 Different Words) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Teens Card Deck • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Lifeforce Glass Encouragement Stones, Motivational and Inspirational Quotes and Sayings on Translucent and Opaque Glass Stones, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$103.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.42

Total project goal

$169.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$169.46

1 Donor

-$155.00

Donations toward project cost

-$131.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$14.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$12.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and one other donor.

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