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Ms. Lutz from Morton Grove IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yoga Kidz

My students need yoga mats to help create a space for learning important relaxation skills.

  • $554 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A famous yogi once said, "You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside." Through my Yoga Kidz after school program I am hoping to teach students this message through the practice of yoga.

Each Tuesday seventeen third, fourth and fifth grade students come together to learn about the value of meditation and yoga.

I have seen the benefits of a yoga practice in my own life, but when I asked my students why they wanted to learn more about yoga, I was astounded to hear their replies. One student said, "I signed up for this club so I don't have to go home to my step dad." Another student said they were hoping it would ease their constant headaches. Yet another said she thought it might help her manage her anger. Although this club was not meant to target at-risk students, I discovered that more than half of my students are from low-income families. They represent four different ethnic groups and are drawn to my club to achieve one common goal... coping with their young, stressful lives.

My Project

Before this club began students were asked to bring a bath towel or yoga mat to practice upon. On the first day one student brought a beach towel. When inquiring as to why more students were not prepared, I found that many of my students' families could not justify sparing a bath towel, let alone purchasing a yoga mat. I'd like to give these students the ability to utilize a yoga mat so they can have their own space to learn the art of yoga.

So many times we underestimate the pressure that children feel in their lives.

These students feel stress that we never knew of or experienced at such a young age. My hope is that the Yoga Kidz club will teach students how to practice yoga at school so they can learn how to manage stress in their lives. With your help, they'll have a mat that will help them create a space for learning these skills.

Ms. Lutz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blue 24" x 68" Long Yoga mat • Cannon Sports, Inc. $22.99 17 $390.83

Materials cost

$390.83

Vendor shipping charges

$39.08

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$470.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.08

Total project goal

$553.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.85

2 Donors

-$553.85

Donations toward project cost

-$470.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.08

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$0.00

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