Challenges We Dare You To Solve

Challenges We Dare You To Solve Are you not sure which project idea to choose? Here is a list of challenges we encourage you to submit a grant application for and try to solve: Help provide a “long term” supply of fresh water to any of those living in Security, Widefield, or Fountain CO with contaminated water Plant trees Start your own garden or a community garden Create a device that cleans pollution from the air 3D print a useful tool Run an electronics recycling campaign Clean up litter from your...

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Using Pikes Peak Library 21C for Youth Projects

Using Pikes Peak Library 21c for Youth Projects Did you know there is an amazing resource for youth projects in your community? It’s called Library 21c and it’s part of the Pikes Peak Library District. What is Library 21c? Library 21c is designed to be a “21st century library” with innovative equipment available to the public. Youth over age 9 are able to access the two maker spaces: Make and Make II. Youth ages 9-11 must be accompanied by an adult in these spaces. Make includes tools for creative projects that don’t require power tools. Youth can access sewing...

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Youth Projects for Elementary School Students

Youth Projects for Elementary School Students The earliest years of life are important for creating socially-conscious adults. Early efforts lay the foundation for youth empowerment. Compassion, kindness, responsibility, and empathy can all be learned at a young age. In addition to gaining skills like compassion, we want young children to realize they can change the world and continue to do this as they get older. The best way for young children to develop these skills is to use them, not through simply being told to be kind or care for others. Even young, elementary-school age children can...

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Youth Projects for a Healthy Community

Youth Projects for a Healthy Community Health is a major indicator of long-term quality of life in communities. Healthy people are more active in the community and live longer. With obesity rates increasing nationwide, health is an important focus for youth projects. There is a lot that can be done and a lot of room for youth to be creative when coming up with ways to inspire a healthy community. Youth projects can increase community awareness of certain health problems and teach people how to be healthy. They can also help give people the ability to be healthy. Not only can youth learn a...

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Part 2: Picking the Perfect Youth Project Idea

Part 2: Picking the Perfect Youth Project Idea After Part 1 of finding a project idea, you should have a list of possible ideas. Hopefully, your list is fairly long with lots of good ideas. Before you apply for a youth project grant, you’ll need to narrow this list down to just one idea. If this sounds difficult, don’t worry. We’ll walk you through the process step by step. Here we go! 1. Pick Ideas that Interest You  It is incredibly important to pick a project idea that interests you. Remember, this is your project. It should be a project you look forward to doing. At The...

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Part 1: How to Brainstorm Youth Project Ideas

Part 1: How to Brainstorm Youth Project Ideas Changing your community sounds cool, right? If you think so, where should you start? The first step to teaming up with The Peterson League is coming up with an idea that will have a lasting impact on quality of life in Colorado Springs. You may already have a stellar project idea in your head. If not, don’t fear. Coming up with a project idea can be a fun, creative experience that paves the way for a successful project. If you don’t already have a project idea, brainstorming is a good place to start. This involves gathering all...

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