Name: Meghan Dunn Grade: Third
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1. How did you hear about The Generation Project?
I first heard about The Generation Project through one of its founders, Jessica Rauch.
2. Tell us about the gift(s) that are implemented in your classroom?
My students have had the opportunity to benefit from two different gifts. The first was a trip for two of my boys to see the Alvin Ailey Dance Company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). One of my male students was recently accepted into a Ballet program in Manhattan and I wanted him to see a real dance performance, especially one that highlighted male dancers. This year my class has been participating in a chess program one day a week. As a culminating activity, I wanted to have a chess tournament for my students. I was able to use The Generation Project to fund chess-related prizes, like a travel chess set and a wooden chess set for my students
3. What would you tell other donors who are considering donating to The Generation Project?
The Generation Project is really great because it allows teachers to obtain resources in real time, and be responsive to their students. Other donation sites require that teachers have to be able to predict in the future what they might need, and they don't have the freedom to be flexible with their students. The Generational Projectgives me a lot of flexibility in meeting the needs of my students and finding resources. The Generation Project is also great because I know that the support that I am receiving comes from an individual who is just as passionate as I am about education and about giving students memorable experiences.