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Ms. Wathen from Middletown CT is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual College and Career Tours for ALL

Help me give my students VR players so they can explore colleges and job sites while staying safe at home.

  • $1,289 goal

This project expired on October 15, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a large high school where about half of the student population qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program. Many of our students intend to go to college but lack the resources to visit colleges in our region and beyond.

My Project

About four years ago I found cardboard VR players while at a conference. I brought one back to my College and Career Center and kids loved it! It started with watching YouTube videos in VR, but when I started to use them to help students access college campuses, everything changed!

For many students traveling around the country to tour a college campus isn't possible but there are more and more VR college tours out there.

Students would visit my office and take a VR tour of a college every day. Last year I found some Career VR Tours. This expanded the outreach to students who will join the workforce in the growing aerospace manufacturing industry in our state.

This year COVID-19 has many challenges, but two of them are

1. Children can't share materials

2. Some children will be remote 100% of the time

This means that I have to rethink how I give students this great resource and keep them safe. I would like to have 350 VR players that I can give out to our junior class so they can explore colleges and job sites. This will be part of a welcome package I will send out to students to welcome them to the College and Career Center. I'm hopeful that this project will not only give them a great resource but will help build a connection with each Junior to make them feel welcome in the College and Career Center.

Ms. Wathen
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Google Cardboard 12 Set - Virtual Reality Glasses Laminated Cardboard for iPhone and Androids - Virtual Reality Goggles • Amazon Business $34.99 30 $1,049.70

Materials cost

$1,049.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,095.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$193.31

Total project goal

$1,288.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,288.76

11 Donors

-$655.12

Donations toward project cost

-$559.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.27

match offer

-$630.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$535.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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