This program gives elementary and middle school aged students a $1,000 opportunity to positively impact their own community, while being introduced to topics such as finance, marketing, and public speaking. This program is unique in that the curriculum is customized to meet the needs of every child who participates. When children are given complete agency over a project that directly benefits those around them, their confidence and ability to empathize with others skyrockets.
After feeling the affects of homelessness for 2 years, Ann Marie wanted to use the $1,000 grant to make sure that kids who are going through similar hardships have a space to creatively express their thoughts, dreams, and goals. Ann Marie’s classmates voted her idea as the winner and the entire group came together to make over 170 journals. The journals were distributed to youth in the Greater Boston Area.
Photos: 1. Ann Marie 2. Ann Marie’s original business card which served as inspiration for the final logo design. 3. Final logo 4. Ann Marie’s class holding up the journals they designed.