2013-09-13 / Columnists

IDEAS WANTED

By Rick Horan

This week we are treated to the last set of ideas from the creative students at PS 207 in Howard Beach. For the final categories presented here, the students were asked to share their ideas on how to improve their community and the world at large. Heady stuff, but as you can see, the kids were up to the challenge.

Ideas for the Community

Family Literacy Day, Family Movie/Reading Night, Game Night with your family at PS 207, Math Night, Career Day, Community Service Day, Community Party, Keep our library open 24/7, Put a garden near every park bench, Build a community garden, Gymnastic equipment in the schoolyard, Create a disaster fund to help the community if a hurricane hits, Build a football field, Build a kickball field with bases, foul lines and home plate, Make a T-Shirt that says, “We survived Hurricane Sandy”, Help build the houses of those hurt by Hurricane Sandy, Throw a party for Hurricane victims, Stars for Hope Program in our community, More parks in Howard Beach, Make the parks bigger, Help people if they fall down, Create a local donation center for Hurricane Sandy, Collect money for people who are sick, Have a “Help and Rebuild” Day for our community, Walk-a-thon to raise money for cancer, Raise money for Brookdale Hospital to fight cancer, Make more green houses, More fund-raisers, Help people, Give to people in need/donate clothing, Build more fun places for kids, Keep our community clean/have a “clean-up” day, Clean the community/ clean water supply, Clean up Howard Beach for Earth Day, Collect money for Hurricane Sandy victims, No littering in the community, More swings in the playground, Use the school for plays, music and other things after school, To start a “pay it forward” program in our school/community to help others, Put cameras to see if anyone is littering around our neighborhood and finally Grades 3-8 should take turns cleaning up the neighborhood.

Ideas for the World

Help the homeless, Teach the whole world to read, Stop burning gasoline and use electric cars, Make better gun laws so that people don’t get killed, Make guns illegal in the USA so that people won't get killed by them, Stop bullying, Stop smoking, Stop drugs, To give money to poor people, Be nice/kind to each other, To stop being mean to people in the world, To stop stealing in the world, Make the world a cleaner place, Help people who are injured, Help to beat breast cancer/any type of cancer, Help the earth, Help the homeless, Keep our world safe, Stop Alcoholism, Not to judge people by how they look but by what is in the inside, Donate to people who are poor, Donate books/DVD’s to those who need them and last but not least, No fighting in the world/bring peace.

Do you (or your kids) have an idea? Send it to me at RickHoran@IdeasImprov.com

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