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Ms. Manuel from Philadelphia PA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Service-Learning Trip to the Dominican Republic (Part 1)

We need funding for the cost of the round trip airport shuttle so we can begin our service-learning program in the Dominican Republic where we will be volunteering with environmental initiatives.

  • $822 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

Our students are six diverse future leaders with a desire to learn how to make our world more just and sustainable. They are young but have already caught on to the idea that they have the power to create positive change. We (their teachers) are so excited to volunteer with these six stellar students!

Now, more than ever, our city's public school students need to experience other cultures and learn the value of collaborating to create a better, safer, and more sustainable world. Our students are not your typical high schoolers; they have chosen to work and study during their spring break because they want to learn what Dominicans are doing to make their communities more fair and healthy. This project stems from their desire to be global citizens and to experience what it is like to live in a community vastly different than their own. They are curious about how other countries address the same problems we have here and are motivated to work together for solutions.

Our students will be learning about sustainable practices and getting hands-on experience in implementing environmental initiatives. Through this work, they will develop and practice real-life problem-solving skills. For example, they will be helping build efficient and clean-burning stoves that will reduce deforestation. They will also be developing their teamwork skills. Our students will be the driving force behind fundraising and organizing. They will be putting their heads together to plan how to make this project a reality. Once we get to the Dominican Republic, they will collaborate with locals and other volunteers to learn from each other and tackle a common problem. Together they will move towards the goal of a more beautiful and sustainable world.

In Their Own Words

Our project will allow us to learn about environmental sustainability through service. Environmental sustainability affects everyone’s health and future. Our goals are to contribute our ideas and knowledge, and to become more environmentally aware, and then share what we learn back home. Another goal is lend a hand in sustainable development projects. Lastly, this project is a wonderful way for us to step outside of our comfort zone. Trying new food, using Spanish, and meeting locals are all experiences we look forward to. This project is to help pay the round trip shuttle transportation costs from our school to the airport.

We are all dedicated leaders in our community. We lead by example. We try to be our best selves and work to make our city a better place for everyone. Now we would love to bring the talents and skills we’ve learned in school to the international level. We want to make a positive difference in the global sense. Our shared goal is to bring everything we learn and experience from the Dominican Republic back to our city and share our knowledge and experience with peers and our community.

Your donation to this project is important to us and our school community because it brings together passionate learners and leaders who really want to make a change in the global community. The challenge our project addresses is how to reverse the damage we’ve caused to the environment and how to adopt more sustainable habits for the future. By collaborating with people from all over the world, we can incorporate our ideas to preserve the beautiful world we all share.

Ms. Manuel
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation Skyline Transportation $658.16

Trip cost

$658.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$698.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.18

Total project goal

$821.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$821.21

4 Donors

-$360.61

Donations toward project cost

-$306.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.09

Matching donations from our partners

-$460.60

Match offers toward project cost

-$391.51

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.09

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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