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Teacher Corbett from Oakland CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-A-STEAM & Wellness Space For Girls

My students need these kitchen and home materials so that they can experience health and wealth promoting workshops that are intended to expose them to the importance of life work balance that encourages health and wellness in technological spaces.

  • $2,053 goal

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My Students

My student population is comprised of African American girls in grade K-5, who are eligible for free lunch. In light of institutional and social inequity such as racial and gender bias, our female scholars are amazing and determined to make a difference in their own lives, and in the lives of others (community).

It Takes A Village:

Their individual and collective set of experiences is uniquely tied to self-determination and ambition. Our girls and young women scholars exhibit mid to high levels of interest in being present, ready, and finding accomplishment in academic settings.

AAFAI (the African American Female Achievement Initiative) was designed to promote and facilitate best practices yielding favorable outcomes through enrichment workshops for girls and young women to engage the classroom environment with lots of excitement and great learning opportunities that prepare them for their individual and collective future.

My Project

These materials are essential to the implementation of the Self-A-STEAM & Wellness Space For Girls Workshop Cafe series for K-5th grade girl students in my STEAM class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). For example, I plan to utilize the juicer machine, blender and prep materials such as the cutting board, knives, and container bowls for our "Tech Cafe."

Exposure to STEAM is Key To Girls Learning and Doing:

In this STEAM space young girl scholars will have the advantage of engaging food science as they learn about various nutrients fruits and vegetables provide to the body and mind, which ultimately influences academic performance. The goal is to link healthy food choice to productive school and work life.

My students will have the opportunity to engage in creative technological activities, while ingesting healthy nutrients from fresh vegetable and fruit juices, and smoothies as a healthy food option all throughout the Self-A-STEAM & Wellness Space For Girls Workshop Cafe series.

The layout of this workshop cafe will include four workstations, allowing participants to rotate to each STEAM station to creatively explore, positively engage while they gain empowerment in mastering STEAM. The four workstations will include the follow workstations:

1. The Science of Juicing and Blending

2. Technical Sewing & Design for Tech Girls

3. 3D Design & Printing

4. Self-Care space

Workstation number four is design to provide the opportunity to learn what it means to chill and engage reflective practices, such as journaling, peer share dialoging, pampering themselves using nail art, and knitting/crocheting as a form of mediation or relaxing.

When You Know Better, You Do Better: Providing Quality and Meaningful Learning Opportunities for Girls. My goal is to encourage dietary wellness in this Technology work space. The girl-focused work space is purposed to inspire creative expression and wellness.

Teacher Corbett
Grades 3-5
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 75 students.

38 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SINGER 7258 Stylist Award-Winning 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with DVD, 10 Presser Feet, Metal Frame, and More • Amazon Business $166.99 2 $333.98
SINGER 14CG754 ProFinish 2-3-4 Thread Serger With Machine Intro DVD • Amazon Business $154.99 1 $154.99
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor • Amazon Business $147.94 1 $147.94
Modern Innovations Stainless Steel Pint Cups, Set of 5 16 oz BPA Free Stainless Steel Cup Great as a Camping Cup for Outdoor and Everyday Use as a Stainless Steel Tumbler & Beer Pint Glasses • Amazon Business $19.95 6 $119.70
Afinia Premium Green ABS Filament for 3D Printers - Part Number: Afinia FLMT-GREEN • Amazon Business $58.00 2 $116.00
Ninja Professional Blender (BL660) • Amazon Business $113.99 1 $113.99
Nail Art Studio Set Includes Nail Polish, Nail Stickers, Nail Patches & More. • Amazon Business $19.20 4 $76.80
Singer Sew Essentials Storage System, 165 Pieces • Amazon Business $17.92 4 $71.68
Afinia Premium Red ABS Filament for 3D Printers - Part Number Afinia FLMT-RED • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
OldShark 49 Pieces Crochet Hooks Yarn Knitting Needles Sewing Tools Full Set Knit Gauge Scissors Stitch Holders • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
TYH Supplies 20 Skeins Bonbons Yarn Assorted Colors - 100% Acrylic • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
3*4mm 40ft antique copper Open Link Cable Chain Lobster Clasp Jump Ring for Necklace Jewelry Accessories DIY Making 12meter • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Paksh Novelty Pyrex Clear Glass Bowls with Lids (Set of 8) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Jumbo Salad Set Large Salad Spinner - Easily Spin & Dry Salads & Vegetables - Perpetual Peeler and eBook included • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set, Bright (6 knives and 6 knife covers) • Amazon Business $19.12 1 $19.12
Bead-Making Lab: 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Totally Bamboo 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set, For Meat & Veggie Prep, Serve Bread, Crackers & Cheese, Cocktail Bar Board • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Darice 400-Feet Hemp Cord, 48-Pound, Natural • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Learning K17370.001 Crochet Teacher Kit • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Zyliss Stainless Steel Serving Spoon, Silver • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Stainless Steel Fine Tea Mesh Strainer Colander Sieve with Handle for Kitchen Food Rice Vegetable,set of 3 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Making Beautiful Hemp & Bead Jewelry (Jewelry Crafts) • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Fun Express Funky Heart Roll Stickers (100 Piece) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50

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