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Mrs. Stasik from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Selfless, NOT Selfies... Focusing on Others Makes You More Beautiful

My students need cameras in our Visual Arts class to help focus and bring attention to different perceptions of beauty. These cameras will bring focus to their individuality and selfeless acts of kindness.

  • $1,986 goal

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My Students

My students are the most inquisitive and curious 5-14 year olds. They are great role models to our community who love to help one another. There isn't a day that goes by without witnessing their generosity towards each other. They help complete and understand tasks that others might be struggling with, they share materials, snacks, they say please and thank you, and open doors for one another, they help those with special needs and shut down bullies! They are not shy and stand by their beliefs. Such outstanding bunch.

My Project

In this new era where social media is shaping our young minds, I see children becoming more and more obsessed with other's perception of "beauty". Quite often, students feel pressure to do, be, or to look a certain way... in order to be consider "beautiful". In my class, photography is one of the most frequent topics of interest.

I want to help my students to focus on much more than just selfies, but instead on selfless acts of kindness that makes individuals feel special.

Having these three digital cameras, and learning how to use them, will encourage my students to make better decisions in their choice of pictures and how they affect the way we see one another.

With these cameras, my visual arts class will reach students who don't feel comfortable creating, but instead capturing and acknowledging that our school is great, not only in academics, but in spirit because we are there for one another cheering small and big accomplishments equally.

Mrs. Stasik
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Canon EOS Rebel T6 EF S 18 55mm IS II lens • CDW-G $544.49 3 $1,633.47

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