“Let your feelings fly to be a/part of this world”
“There is a pretty big problem in Asheville. It’s racism.”
“However, a problem that is often overlooked is children in hospitals or shelters without comfort. This is the problem I acted upon by volunteering for Project Linus and making a security blanket for a baby in need.”
“We would attract more bugs like butterflies and bees to school, and we would waste less. It would help us and the animals.”
“The glimmer of joy dances in front of you/you latch on with all your might:/maybe there’s a chance for a redo?”
“How to help: Don’t treat people based on how they look or who they are; respect them.”
“Eat it up or when you’re through, compost it or give it to someone new!”
“A theme I have heard before is ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but the truth is, it’s not, and people suffer from ignorance every day. Stereotypes, bigotry and prejudice are all a type of ignorance, and I refuse to accept these as any form of bliss.”
“Making a difference is hard, but you can do it in your school, work or even your home. You don’t have to be famous to change the world. You can be 11, in school and just an average student.”
We continue to share more of the engaging student art and writing from the 2017 Kids Issue. In this post, we feature contributions from students at Asheville School and Claxton Elementary School.
We are continuing to share student art and writing from the 2017 Kids Issue. In this post, we feature contributions from students at Asheville School and The Learning Community School.
“Because the thing about connecting with other people is it inspires you; maybe gives you new views, beliefs, new ideas of what you want to do.”
Welcome to the online version of part I of Xpress’ 2017 Kids Issue, our annual feature celebrating the creativity of this area’s K-12 students. This year, we asked kids and teens to focus on the theme of “What Matters to Me?”
Each year, Xpress highlights the thoughtful and engaging creative work of area K-12 students in a special issue, which also includes listings of local and regional summer camps. The deadline to submit student work is Friday, Feb. 17.
We can’t wait to see the art and writing submitted by local K-12 students for the 2016 Mountain Xpress Kids Issue!
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here.