The students at Byhalia High live in a economically depressed area with over Over 90% of our student population falling below the poverty level. This brings many challenges into the classroom, including a lack of funding for quality materials.
My goal is to be able to provide them with access to technology that they cannot get outside of the school setting.
By providing this, they will be able to become proficient in the use of digital media in a society that so very heavily relies on it as well as explore creative outlets that can sometimes be the only thing they look forward to when they enter into the school setting.
For many of these kids, the classroom is the only time they have access to technology whatsoever. A DSLR camera is no exception to that. A cell phone photo can go a long way, but when trying to prepare students for careers in the creative arts, it just doesn't compete.
A camera would help our student led newspaper continue to grow and up the quality of our yearbook and editing club by allowing the students access to a quality camera.
A lot of our students show interest in the creative arts but because of budget cuts, we simply don't have access to high quality materials for them outside of our own teacher pockets. This project will be integral in continuing to grow the arts program at Byhalia High.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Anderson.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Anderson and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.