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Mr. Whitaker from Mc Kee KY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Setting Up Base Camp!

My students need a canopy, cooler, and walkie talkies to set up base camp during competitions.

  • $313 goal

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My Students

My students are from a small community in Jackson County, KY, where over 30% of our families are considered below the poverty level. These students range from ages fourteen to eighteen and are considering a career in the military. When students join the (JROTC) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, they are then referred to as cadets. Cadets start out as being called "fuzzies," which means at the time they have no rank. They are able to advance through the ranks as in any military profession by showing hard work and dedication to the program.

My Project

Several times during the year, my cadets participate in activities that require them to set up a base camp. During these activities, cadets are broken down into squads which have to perform different duties.

Communication with base camp is essential to make these activities successful.

The leader of each squad needs to be able to communicate their position and progress back to base camp; walkie talkies would make this easier for my cadets instead of having to send cadets back to base camp to report their standings.

Base camp is also where cadets are able to take a break during the day to rest. A canopy would provide them refuge from the different elements of weather that they face during the year. My cadets also need a new cooler for their water supply to prevent dehydration.

Mr. Whitaker
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 82 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pop-Up Canopy Tent - 10' x 10', Blue • Amazon Business $94.99 1 $94.99
BaoFeng BF-888S Two Way Radio with Built in LED FlashLight (Pack of 6) +Covert Air Acoustic Tube Headset Earpiece • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler, 120 Quart • Amazon Business $56.82 1 $56.82

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