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Ms. Nia Reddick from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Bright Mic

Help me give my students a chance to show their talents! A creative writing club was formed by 6 educators who wanted to combine the art of writing, performing and social-emotional learning.

  • $711 goal

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My Students

Being a Professional School Counselor can be very rewarding. However, the most rewarding part is being able service the community while also changing lives through school initiatives. The population that I work with is diverse--I serve students who work full-time, may have children, are recovering from traumatic experiences or are trying to handle stressful situations each day. What I notice is no matter the experience that students have they remain positive and ready to learn. The students I work with are very enthusiastic and always ready to be involved in an initiative that improves the school on a holistic view or individuals on a personal level.

My Project

Students come from diverse cultures and life experiences. These experiences contribute to the way students navigate through their daily routines. Poetry and Creative writing can be used as a form of self-expression to allow students to explore different aspects of their characteristics, life, perspectives and personal growth. With student and facilitator collaboration in the Poetry/Creative Writing Club, students will use writing to explore their narratives, re-framing stories or inspire themselves to create different forms of writing that highlight their talent.

This project "The Bright Mic" will help fund the beginning stages of the creative writing club, so that we can make it an educational but also comfortable experience for students.

The materials will help contribute and make a difference in students' learning and here is how.


ION Audio Tailgater (iPA77) | Portable Bluetooth PA

Winsome Wood 29-Inch Square Leg Barstools

Pyle Compact Base Black Microphone Stand

Singing Machine SMM-205 Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone

AmazonBasics Extension Cord

AmazonBasics Power Cord

These will help set the stage in the room we are using when we have our own "Open Mic" each month when students will showcase the writing they have been working on. This will guide students to work on their performance and public speaking skills and also connect with their peers.

Writing Material:

Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary

Webster's Thesaurus for Students, Third Edition

Leather Writing Journal Notebook Notepad Journal Bulk Pack

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 144-Count.

These will support students while they are producing their literary work so that they will be able to have the resources they need while creating.


Healthy Snacks Care Package (Count 30)

Blue Ribbon Care Package

The snacks will be provided so students can eat while they work or when they need to take a break from one of their writing stations.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 50 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ION Audio Tailgater (iPA77) | Portable Bluetooth PA Speaker with Mic, AM/FM Radio, and USB Charge Port • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
XIDUOBAO B6 Size PU Leather Writing Journal Notebook Notepad Journal Bulk Pack College Ruled Journal for Students, Size: 5" X 6", 64 Sheet/128 Pages(Set of 4,Random Color) • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Healthy Snacks Care Package (Count 30) - Discover a whole new world of Healthy Snacks • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Blue Ribbon Care Package 45 Count Ultimate Sampler Mixed Bars, Cookies, Chips, Candy Snacks Box for Office, Meetings, Schools,Friends & Family, Military,College, Halloween , Fun Variety Pack • Amazon Business $19.85 3 $59.55
Winsome Wood 29-Inch Square Leg Barstool with Natural Finish, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $40.95 1 $40.95
Pyle Compact Base Black Microphone Stand - Mic Holder Adjustable Height from 33.5" to 60.24'' High w/ Telescoping Boom Arm Length at 33.46” - Solid Die Cast Base Ultra-Light for Easy Transport PMKS5 • Amazon Business $20.06 2 $40.12
Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary • Amazon Business $5.95 5 $29.75
Webster's Thesaurus for Students, Third Edition • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Singing Machine SMM-205 Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone with 10 Ft. Cord • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 144-Count • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
AmazonBasics Extension Cord - 10 feet - US - Black • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
AmazonBasics Power Cord - 3-Foot, Black • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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