My students need yoga mats to give them a sense of there own space, to encourage awareness of discipline, focus and effort.
This project expired on May 23, 2013.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Children living in poverty often do not get educated on health and nutrition. Our study of yoga and health focuses on empowering students to become pro-active in the forming of their future.
We are a title one school with 95% os our students living in poverty.
Five years ago we were a failing school and decided to make a radical change - we became a school of the arts and added dance and drama to our student's weekly schedule. We have made great progress on many levels - academic, social and behavioral.
Introducing the concepts of self awareness, discipline, endurance and flexibility can be challenging to this population who struggles academically, socially and physically. They are unaware of attending after school classes and camps, and tend to be impulsive and lack reflection on a bigger picture. By introducing the discipline of yoga, and giving them their own personal space/mat to practice on will provide the resources to help them feel empowered and confident to work hard.
It's a simple project, developing a strong body and mind.
One that in this climate where obesity, fast foods and lack of physical exercise are characteristic of children living in poverty, is much needed. Thanks for any help you can give.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Lohry.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Lohry and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.