Did you know that in the past four years Chicago has experienced over 500,000 car accidents? This year, the second grade scholars of Village Leadership Academy identified car accidents in Chicago as an area of concern they wanted to address through our Grassroots Campaign (GRC) project. Second grade scholars researched root causes, identified influential forces, worked with the Chicago Fire Department, contacted their local Alderman, and brainstormed an awareness action plan. When we began this Grassroots Campaign, we had no idea that the fruits of our labor would be so plentiful. As a class, we were able to fundraise over $12,000 to fund two student-designed billboards! We recognized that billboards, due to their large canvas and capacity, were the gateway to reaching more Chicagoans. We wanted to remind drivers to “slow down, obey traffic signs, and keep our city safe.”
-Mr. Reed, 2nd Grade Teacher
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