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ABC Project: Action-Based Communities

Yates Elementary School | Chicago, IL

Yates Elementary School | Chicago, IL

Our Proposal

The purpose of the "Beautification from the Inside Out" project is to help build up students' self-esteem. Bullying has always been a problem at our school. Students from our 8th grade class decided to make murals to "Stomp-Out Bullying" and build up students' self-esteem. Our school collected monetary donations and materials so we could create murals. We also plan to have programs at least once a week for a half an hour to an hour. The programs will educate students for their own social emotional learning and teach them the difference between bullying and drama. Teaching students at a young age about social emotional learning will decrease the chance of them being the victim or even the bully with an emphasis on resilience. We want to stop bullying before its starts. Our plan is to make kids "proud to be themselves."

What We Did

We students from Room 312, with the help of Ms. Parodi, have created an anti-bullying project named "Beautification from the Inside Out." At first our class brainstormed what we were going to do for our project. Two of our classmates Adolfo and Leslie made announcements of our project. Then half of us created surveys for K-8th grade. We also made flyers to pass out and posters to hang up. Two of our creative artists drew out ideas for us to do a mural in our school walls. We have three walls to paint on. One wall will have many quotes to make students feel better about themselves when they walk in. Another will have our motto, "Proud to Be Me" with many different flags. Of course, we will also do one for children at a young age to teach them bullying is wrong. We have received donations that are needed for our painters such as paint, brushes, rollers and even cash. The best part of this project is that we are finding out how people are actually trying to help us and support what we do.

Our Impact

  • Student Participants

    17,799

  • Teachers

    432

  • Volunteers

    871

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