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Mr. Ahiekpor from Camden NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Staying Focused Through Heat Prevention!

My students need an air conditioning unit to cool down their classroom, so they focus on academics.

  • $394 goal

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My Students

In my classes, it is of primary importance that the students tap into their creativity to produce projects that fully capture their innermost thoughts, feelings, and emotions, but the heat stifles those abilities. My students, also work in an environment with technology that needs to be cooled in order to keep the machines functional. They, in addition to that, will be working with machines that produce heat, like heat presses and flash dryers, which will add to the already rising temperatures.

My Project

One obstacle at a time, as a Graphic Arts/Art I teacher, I am dedicated to changing the learning landscape for my students, even if it means going head to head with Mother Nature! The summers can be brutal, and the past couple days have been no exception. Due to the lack of funding in the Camden City school district, many teachers have had to look towards crowd funding to obtain the necessary cooling units to help the students beat the heat and stay focused.

"A recent study from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health found that extreme heat can have a negative effect on cognitive abilities, and one that lasts even after the temperature has dropped.

In the study, all students were required to take a short test on their smartphones after waking up each morning. Not only did the students without air conditioning perform worse than those with air conditioning, but they also experienced significant decreases across five different measures of cognition. When tasked with basic arithmetic questions, the students without air conditioning received 13.3% lower scores than those of the other group. It also took them 13.4% longer to react to a test which required them to identify the color of certain words."

Please assist me in helping my students to keep cool and on task!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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JHS 10,000 BTUs Portable Air Conditioner WiFi Remote Control with Mobile App, A016-10KR/B1 Portable AC Unit Small Air Cooler Dehumidifier with Timer, Sleep Mode and 2 Fan Speeds • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99

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