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Mr. Smalley from Herriman UT is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Leaders through Video Games

Help me give my students Nintendo Switches, controllers, and games for the opportunity to connect with other students in a world where connections are hard! These kids get to lead and teach others how to play games and be a good sport!

  • $918 goal

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My Students

My students aren't just gamers; they are leaders, mentors, and positive role-models for their peers. They are passionate about playing video games and teaching others how to play them too. They develop these skills and attributes through the Gamer's Alliance, a place for kids to come and meet new friends and develop social skills while playing popular video games in a safe, supervised environment.

During the school day, they're good students who work hard and try their best, but are usually pretty quiet.

After school, they transform into adolescent superstars!

Last year, because of Covid and social distancing requirements, students didn't feel like they could stay after school to do clubs or activities; we lost that part of our school's culture. Well, now we're bringing it back, but we need new games and systems to entice more students to join us!

My Project

When it's unsafe for students to connect with others at events in public spaces, we can create a safe space where kids can socialize, make friends, and learn valuable team skills through video games!

These kids plan and run events for their school to come and make connections with safe guidelines in place.

Kids are struggling with how to interact with other people in the real world. They love video games, but they play them at home alone. We want them to come together and play with real live actual people! With the requested Nintendo Switch, controllers, and games, we are teaching video gamers sportsmanship and relationship skills through the video games they love.

Mr. Smalley
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01) • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - White/Black, Nintendo Switch Lite, Gamepad, Bluetooth, Video Game Controller, Gaming Controller, Officially Licensed - Nintendo Switch • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
NINTENDO Pro Controller - gamepad - wireless • Best Buy Education $69.99 1 $69.99
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller • Amazon Business $69.57 1 $69.57
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) • Amazon Business $56.00 1 $56.00
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Nintendo Switch • Best Buy Education $51.61 1 $51.61
Minecraft - Nintendo Switch • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
NBA 2K20 Nintendo Switch • Amazon Business $29.40 1 $29.40

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