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Ms. Dobrinski from Crestwood IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Will Work For Peace

I need to learn more ways to reach my students, coworkers and our school community and to teach them how to cope with daily stress that they experience in and outside of school by attending the Breathe for Change program.

  • $1,469 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been teaching Spanish and Communications to Jr. High students in the south suburbs of Chicago since 2008. I work with a diverse community of students, 61% of which are from families of socioeconomic disadvantages (calculated by the rate of free/reduced lunch status). 17% of students at my school have IEP's and 15% are English learners. There is a 14.9% unemployment rate for parents in my school district and 13% of adult population education level is below high school degree. Despite their challenges, I see the potential in my students to thrive and become positive leaders in our world's future.

My Project

This yoga and mindfulness program will help me to support the emotional climate of my school community. As a result of the training I will be a certified yoga instructor and qualified to lead wellness classes specifically for our students and school community (teachers, parents and family members).

With all we know and understand about the toxic stress, mental illness and trauma that many students are handling, we all need something more to find healing and to be able to thrive.

The time is now. Please help me to learn more about how to support our young people in growing into peaceful, content, successful human beings. It starts with us, their leaders.

Ms. Dobrinski
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 200 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Breathe for Change $1,200.00

Trip cost

$1,200.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,248.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.24

Total project goal

$1,468.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,468.24

2 Donors

-$1,468.24

Donations toward project cost

-$1,248.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$220.24

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$0.00

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