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Ms. Ford from Canyon Cntry CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Run Like a Cougar!

Help me give my students comfortable, running shoes so they can complete their 100 mile trek!

  • $857 goal

This project expired on June 20, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our 5th grade students' ages range for 9-10 years old. All students are enrolled in an elementary school located in Santa Clarita, CA. They live in a high poverty neighborhood, where 80% of the students are on free or reduced-price lunch.

The majority of our students come from low-income homes, these shoes will provide an opportunity for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in outside sports.

These students are very active and always on the go. They love to run. New shoes would inspire them to run more. It's also proven that exercise improves cognition.

My Project

The students have a nice track to run on, but usually lack appropriate footwear. When I was sizing the children yesterday, a child had on shoes that were a size 5. He actually needed a size 7.5. With great running shoes in the correct size, students will be able to run in comfort.

All of the research shows that aerobic activity boosts academic performance.

My goal is two-fold, help students be active and fit AND help boost the neurons in their brains to improve their learning. By running 1-2 miles in short bursts during the day, they will be better able to focus in class as well.

Ms. Ford
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike Kids'' Grade School Downshifter 8 Fade Running Shoes (6) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $38.85 5 $194.25
Nike Kids'' Grade School Downshifter 8 Fade Running Shoes (6.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $38.85 5 $194.25
Nike Kids'' Grade School Downshifter 8 Fade Running Shoes (7) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $38.85 5 $194.25
Nike Kids'' Grade School Downshifter 8 Fade Running Shoes (5.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $38.85 1 $38.85

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