It's that time of the year! The 2nd Annual BE BIG in Your Community Contest is still going on. Here's YOUR chance to submit your BIG Idea to win a $25,000 community grant to make that idea come to life! But hurry up-we don't want you to miss the June 30th deadline!
Last year, thousands of kids (just like you!) entered their BIG Ideas to make their communities better places. Twelve-year-old Madelon's BIG Idea won a $25,000 grant to create a "Boundless Playground." Madelon saw a need in her community for the special playground because some of her good friends in wheelchairs couldn't play with her at a regular playground. Many other kids stepped up to do the same, like Adrianne, who is building sunshades to protect kids from the harmful effects of the sun, and Skyler, who is creating "Kids Care Packs" for children in homeless shelters. Check out the rest of last year's winning Ideas here.
No idea is too small or too BIG! So tell us what you think; your idea could be NEXT! Visit the BE BIG in Your Community Contest website and let us know about your BIG Idea. But remember, the deadline is June 30th. So grab a parent, teacher or some friends and let us know how YOU can make the world a better place. Get to it; we want to hear from you!
— Amabel, Scholastic Media