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Ms. Russell from Jackson MS is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sketching for Life

My students need 30 sketch books and 30 drawing kits.

  • $416 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach all advanced levels of art and AP Art. I have some of the most talented students I have ever seen, but there is not an art budget. We are in a low income district and getting supplies that give my students every opportunity to be their best is almost impossible.

The AP art students are required to work at a college level. This class is all of my students who wish to be art majors in college. They will be submitting a 24 piece portfolio in May to the AP college board. If scores are high enough they can receive college credit for this class. They need sketch books and drawing materials at home. The only way they can finish such a large portfolio is to work at home. Carrying art work back and forth between house and home not in a sketch book ruins art work. I have two students that have already had to start over because work was lost or destroyed on the bus. Having work in a sketch book and supplies to work with at home is the only way for them to get quality work that will earn them college credit. My students can not afford to buy these materials themselves.

If donors like you could give enough so these materials can be provided for my students then it will bring them one step closer to success. My students have the talent to make it as art majors in college. Now they just need the supplies.

It would be easy for my students to see the task ahead of them, throw their hands in the air and give up. But they haven't. I hope that you will see to it that they never have to.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
REEVES PENCIL SETS/13PC ARTIST SET • Blick Art Materials $4.24 30 $127.20
BLICK ARIST SKTCH PD/8.5X11 60LB 100SHT • Blick Art Materials $5.09 30 $152.70

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