Booker T. Washington Elementary School needs a new, updated playground for our students. The playground in the picture is the only one we have, and it is too small and outdated for our students to use. Our school teaches students in PreK-5th grade. 98% of our students are economically disadvantaged, and over 90% minority. A playground is essential in children's development, including the development of physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills. A playground allows students to be more active while also learning needed social skills. Currently, our students cannot play on the playground we have. We need your help to purchase a playground so that our students can laugh, run, jump, climb, and slide in a happy, carefree environment.