Helping ALS patients have a less stressful life
We started out wanting to do climate action. We came up with a couple ideas and realized that we couldn't do them in four weeks, so we switched to sustainable cities and communities. At first I was reluctant to do that choice, but my group convinced me to switch. We came up with an idea to make a park a safe space. We interviewed Collette and she said that when she was growing up there were parks, but there were gangs in it. We wanted to interview gang members and try to convince them to make a safe park, or a neutral zone, where there was no gang violence. This idea didn’t seem too hard, we had picked out a park and had done a lot of research when we realized what if the gang members said no. We have to make a measurable impact and if they didn’t agree we couldn't do anything.
We still wanted to do something involving gangs, but we weren't sure what. Karim thought that instead of stopping gang violence, we can help prevent children from joining gangs. We all really liked this and we came up with an idea. Our idea is an advisory program, from 6th to 12th grade, but instead of teachers as the advisors there are ex gang members. We want the students to connect with the inactive gang members and to understand that it is a mistake to join a gang.
Grant, Karim, and Andreas