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Mr. Coffey
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Trip to Cape Cod & Boston

My students need funding for a trip to Massachusetts, including hotel accommodations, admission to The Museum of Science, and funding for a whale watching excursion.

My Students

I work at a special education school, servicing emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, and other special education classified students. Our students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Over 95% of the student body is eligible for free lunch and over 90% receive public assistance.

I have a self-contained classroom, which serves students with specialized learning needs.

During classroom lessons, my students learn the basics of Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. They only venture out of my classroom for their elective courses, so the majority of their studies are done in my room alone.

My Project

I would love to take a group of my students on an overnight trip to Cape Cod & Boston. The first leg of the trip would entail taking a whale watching excursion off Cape Cod. Most of my students have never been on a boat before, nor have they seen the ocean. It would be such an amazing experience for my students to see these majestic animals in their natural element. For the second part of our trip, we would take a tour of the famous Museum of Science in Boston. Both of these sightseeing adventures tie into our biology/science curriculum, and I feel strongly about exposing my students to experiential learning, where they can use all of their senses to really absorb the world around them.

For a typical school trip, parents would be asked to provide funds for their children.

However, most of my students live in poverty, and their families are unable to reach into their own pockets. We strive to provide our students with as many experiences as possible, regardless of their financial situations. Thank you so much for considering my deserving students. This trip would be the experience of a lifetime!

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Component Company Total
Miscellaneous The Holiday Inn $799.80
Activity Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours $344.00
Activity The Museum of Science $368.00
Food N/A $600.00

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