Community! Youth Concepts
Des Moines, IA
Sidewalk Chalk Flood 2.0
To stencil art, quotes, and playable spaces (i.e. hopscotch) on sidewalk surfaces at local schools to motivate youth with traditionally poor attendance during inclement weather to attend school.
King Elementary has a 39% mobility rate and a 98% free and reduced lunch rate. 42% of the population are English Language Learners. The idea is to partner with King Elementary students in summer programming and our Youth Volunteer Corps middle and high school youth to identify messages that can be stenciled around the building. Because they are only visible during inclement weather, the idea is that it would be a motivating factor to get kids to school, particularly if they helped design and install the messages.
- Amy Croll