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Ms. Tom from Bronx NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Skating Off the Sidelines

Help me give my students skateboards and helmets to use during outdoor gym and lunch periods.

  • $617 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious and enthusiastic learners. They are natural scientists who love conducting hands-on experiments. They attend a Title One school, and live in one of the roughest neighborhoods in our city. Despite these challenges, my students are eager to learn when provided with the opportunity and resources. Our school offers a safe space for them to grow and flourish. We have an exceptionally strong social support system, with counselors working with small groups of students on an ongoing basis from grades six to twelve. This is to ensure they graduate from high school and enroll in college.

My goal is to create an exciting, positive, learning environment for my students to explore the world around them.

Most of my students come from homes where academic enrichment opportunities outside of school are limited. They truly appreciate any of the extras we can bring into the classroom.

My Project

It is Autumn in New York. The temperature is mild, the air is crisp, and the leaves are red, yellow, green, orange, and brown. This is the best time to play outside. We have basketballs, soccer balls, volley balls, and softballs for our students to play with during their lunch and gym periods, but not all of our students like to play ball. Many will just sit around the edges of yard, slouched against the fence.

Let's get them off the sidelines with some skateboards and helmets.

Skating is not just an activity for young children. These sturdy skateboards are suitable for teenagers that weigh up to 200lbs. Many of our students have not had an opportunity to learn to ride a bike. Let's start them off on these skateboards so they can learn to have fun on wheels. Being active outside can not only enhance a child's overall health, but it can also improve their behavior and academic performance in school.

Ms. Tom
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Airflow Bike Helmet - for Adult Men & Women and Youth/Teenagers - CPSC Certified Bicycle Helmets for Road, Urban, Street or Mountain Biking - Best Cycling Gift Idea [ Black/Medium - Large ] • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
Retrospec Rift Drop-Through Longboard Skateboard Complete • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
M Merkapa 31" Pro Complete Skateboard 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Deck Concave Skateboards with Tool (Lightning) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
JBM international Adult / Child Knee Pads Elbow Pads Wrist Guards 3 In 1 Protective Gear Set, Blue, Youth / Child • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Retrospec Quip Skateboard 27" Classic Retro Plastic Cruiser Complete Skateboard with ABEC 7 Bearings and PU Wheels • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Triple Eight Dual Certified Bike and Skateboard Helmet, Blue Matte, Small / Medium • Amazon Business $31.21 1 $31.21
Rimable Complete 22" Skateboard (Green & Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
GoMax Aero Adult Safety Helmet Adjustable Road Cycling Mountain Bike Bicycle Helmet Ultralight Inner Padding Chin Protector and Visor w/Rear LED Tail Light Adjust (Sky Blue, Large) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Triple Eight Dual Certified Bike and Skateboard Helmet, Kelly Green Matte, Small / Medium • Amazon Business $29.44 1 $29.44
MOKFIRE Adult Bike Helmet CPSC Certified with Rechargeable USB Light, Bicycle Helmet for Men Women Road Cycling & Mountain Biking with Detachable Visor/Replacement Lining, 22.05-24.41 Inches (Blue) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
MONATA Skateboard Helmet with CPSC Certified for Skate Helmet Youth or Adults Multisport Roller Skating Skateboarding Cycling Scooter Longboarding Rollerblading • Amazon Business $13.20 2 $26.40
Retrospec Quip Skateboard 22.5" Classic Retro Plastic Cruiser Complete Skateboard with Abec 7 bearings and PU wheels • Amazon Business $23.23 1 $23.23
StoreYourBoard Skateboard Rack - 3 Boards • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Zeato All-in-One Skate Tools Multi-Function Portable Skateboard Y Tool Accessory with Y-Type Allen Key and L-Type Phillips Head Wrench Screwdriver • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Zeato All-in-One Skate Tools Multi-Function Portable Skateboard T Tool Accessory with T-Type Allen Key and L-Type Phillips Head Wrench Screwdriver - Black • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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