Language Learners Give Back!
If you can't give money, then try giving some time - contribute some of your experience learning and using languages to this site. Write a review, share an experience in a foreign country, fill out a quick survey or share a language learning tip.
But, if you are able, I am challenging you to give back a small amount of money in order to help young language students. You can choose which project you would like to contribute to, how much you would like to contribute, and you can monitor the results of your contribution.
How you can give back to help
I'd like every visitor to this site to contribute something to the projects listed in my challenge. $20, $5 or even $1. I will use the proceeds from advertising revenue on this site to match 10% of every dollar contributed by visitors. I have initially set our goal at $1000. When we reach that, I will set a new (and higher!) goal, and we will fund a whole new set of projects!
Help Public School Kids by Funding my Challenge at DonorsChoose
Here are some of the responses from projects that we have helped to completely fund :
Dear Mr. Tichenor,
Muchisimas Gracias! Thank you so much for your donation of classroom Spanish-English dictionaries. My students will be using them as they finish class projects that require them to look up their own vocabulary. They have been without them for a long time, I really appreciate the donation. Thank you again.
~ Melissa Fleming, Teacher
Dear Mr. Tichenor,
My students and I are so excited about the DVD camcorder and DVDs that DonorsChoose will be sending us because of your generous gift! Soon students will be performing their final projects; each student will present a song in sign language and now, thanks to your gift, they can have a video copy of their presentation to keep and share with their family and friends. We will also use the camcorder this year to make a video review for students to study for their upcoming finals. Most of these same students plan to take American Sign Language II next year and are looking forward to having the camera available for their use all year. We really appreciate your kind donation - without you none of this would be possible! Thank you again for your generosity.
Sincerely, Denise Howell, Deaf Education Teacher; American Sign Language Instructor