Wanting to make their city a better place, Rosehill Elementary third-graders recently shared ideas for improving their community with local leaders who visited their school.
The students started with the question “How can we improve Lenexa’s community?” At the conclusion of the project, they presented their researched responses to leaders from the City of Lenexa. Click here to see a video.
Students shared solutions related to the topics such as eliminating litter, safe driving, and adding to the number of parks in the community.
Before their final presentations, students participated in a neighborhood walk, classroom service projects to learn more about civic responsibility, participated in video chats with individuals who have displayed leadership at a young age, and talked with government officials to learn more about the roles they play in the community.
“It’s exciting to see students know their voice matters and I hope it continues to inspire them to fulfill their civic duty,” third-grade teacher Meghan Minardi said.
Following the student presentations, Mayor Michael Boehm held a question and answer session with students, so they could learn more about their city asked him questions about his work.