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Ms. Dewar Dituri from Clifton NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

May the Force Be With You

Help me give my students drones to use during recess and science class.

  • $298 goal

This project expired on January 11, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school district has over 15,000 students with large numbers of Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Asian, Filipino, and Polish students. There are 51 different languages spoken at home, and we are a suburban school district surrounded by urban school districts. We pride ourselves on offering many opportunities for our students so they can grow academically, athletically, emotionally, and socially.

Our high school has 3,300 students; we offer 25 varsity sports and 3 varsity academic competition teams, including our FIRST Robotics Team, The Mechanical Mustangs, of which I am the lead mentor.

Part of the FIRST Mid-Atlantic District, we will be competing in FIRST Rise: Infinite Recharge. Our 5 ft, 125 lb robot has won numerous engineering awards and qualified for the FIRST Championship five times.

The National Center for Education Statistics [2016] attributed living in poverty during early childhood, in part, to education-related deficiencies, inadequacies with physical and cognitive development, and disparities regarding access to healthcare. These students are five times more likely to drop out and 13 times less likely to graduate high school on time. Over 50% of our students live in poverty, but adding positive school-based relationship greatly increases the desire to graduate and internal motivation to succeed.

My Project

Our high school students work with our littlest ones at the head start, pre-school in town. We go to afterschool and play games, do STEM activities, and become buddies.

This project is for 10 drones that are controlled by being directly underneath them.

They are not remote-controlled and the preschool students love to run around and feel the air from the drone on their hair as the sensor lifts it back up into the air.

Our Early Learning Academies are for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 and are federally funded. Doing enrichment with this group is beneficial for both the high school students and the pre-school students.

Ms. Dewar Dituri
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hand Operated Mini Drone for Kids and Adults, Flying Toys UFO Drone Flying Toy Hand Controlled for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $21.99 10 $219.90

Materials cost

$219.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$253.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.68

Total project goal

$297.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.88

1 Donor

-$126.60

Donations toward project cost

-$126.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$148.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$126.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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