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  • $766 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hillman
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Winning in the Classroom and on the Field

My students need 2 laptops in order to stay competitive in a world that is becoming more technology driven and literate.

My Students

It is difficult for student athletes to balance out their school work with the demands of playing a high school sport competitively. Despite tutoring, it is hard for them to learn how to be self-sufficient when they are confined to one computer in a classroom.

My students are a diverse group with many different needs.

They attend the type of school that tries to inspire achieve their full potential with the resources allotted to them. This goal is hindered by our lack in funding due to ever growing budget cuts within the district. Our athletic programs yield many stars and earn us recognition and respect, but behind the uniforms are students who may or may not be able to participate in their sports again because they did not meet their GPA requirements. It's not that they aren't trying to balance out their school work with their sports, it's just that they aren't properly equipped with all the technological resources they require at school or at home.

My Project

For most households, having a computer is a normal thing. For some students however, they may have a computer, but they don't have someone at home to help them manage their time and resources. Because sports programs often take place after school, many students rely on my help to do projects and essays. My ability to help them is limited due to the fact that there are numerous students and only one computer. By having two more computers, more students can type up their essays, and get help with homework while being able to have me help them focus. Hopefully, through my efforts, they will learn how to manage their time on their own, and be able to balance their GPA with their sports.

Students are our future, and we owe it to them to give them the best chance possible at succeeding to the best of their ability.

They might be the next Jeremy Lin, Joe Montana, or Tiger Woods. But before they are able to pursue their dreams, they have to meet the academic requirements of their school. Being able to maintain a good GPA opens them up to other opportunities, and allows them to broaden their horizons instead of limiting them.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell - Inspiron 15.6' Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Black • Best Buy for Business $299.99 2 $599.98

Materials cost

$599.98

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$650.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.88

Total project goal

$765.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$765.86

7 Donors

-$382.93

Donations toward project cost

-$325.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.44

match offer

-$382.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$325.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 7 other donors.

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