Student Tips: How to change the world

In addition to getting good grades and making new friends, there are lots of things kids can do to have a productive and meaningful school year:

In addition to getting good grades and making new friends, there are lots of things kids can do to have a productive and meaningful school year:

1. If your school doesn’t have one already, start a school recycling program.

2. Plant a tree at school. Not only do trees give shade and a place to play, they also create oxygen and keep the air clean.

3. Get your school to help a child-in-need. Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, an international children’s charity, offers a step-by-step guide at www.ccfcanada.ca which gives kids ideas on how to help other children and organize school fundraisers.

4. Write your local member of parliament about an issue that matters to you.

5. Be a leader and encourage a healthy eating program at your school. Kids who eat healthy tend to perform better.