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The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference

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This guide has something for everyone who wants to make a difference, from simple projects to large-scale commitments.

Kids can choose from a variety of popular topics including animals, safety, health, and the environment.

A special section gives step-by-step instructions for creating flyers, petitions, press releases, and more.

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Paperback, 184 pages
Published January 15th 1995 by Free Spirit Publishing (first published December 31st 1994)
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Ruth Ann
This book suggests over 500 service ideas in the following catergories: animals, politics & government, community development, crime fighting, the environment, friendship, health & wellness, homelessness, hunger, literacy, peopel with special needs, seniors, safety, and transportation. Also included are helpful "how-to" lists such as creating a flyer, a survey, or even a statewide fund. This book is a starting point to get kids thinking and brainstorming but also a resource for exploring ...more
Mrs Bond
Mar 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Great if you have a child (or group of kids) who are looking for a place to start; not so much if you're looking to expand their helpfulness. Some very good ideas on how to prepare and conduct a successful service project.
Carma
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This big book is packed with projects, conveniently divided into sections such as: animals, community development and beautification, crime fighting, environment, friendship, health, holidays, homeless, hunger, literacy, people with special needs, politics, safety, senior citizens, and transportation. Helpful details are scattered throughout the book; for instance, the section on starting an environmental club is followed by tips on why & how to incorporate the club The final section, "servi ...more
Jennie Jakobi
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Will be using with 5 to 12 year olds
Debbie Tabb
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Item Title: The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference

Item Call Number: HV41 .L455 2009 ISBN- 978-157542338 Reviewed in: LME 508

Lewis, B.A. (2009). The kid's guide to service projects (Updated 2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

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It is important that students become self-motivated. Ms. Lewis’s service projects books encourages young people to think critically when serving others; become probl
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Sarah Hurdelbrink
Barbara Lewis has created a fantastic resource for any child interested in knowing how to put their ideas to change the world into action. She arranges her chapters into steps that are simple and easy to follow, from advertising to getting appropriate permissions and fundraising. She also includes additional resources and information about various social justice topics and related information (both historical and current) that would be helpful for students to know, such as legislation and organi ...more
Ruth
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Most of the suggested projects were geared toward teenagers, not the kids that the title suggests. Also, projects were very general, like "help" this group or that. I was hoping for more specific suggestions.
Tracey
Good book for kids to get involved, to start volunteering. Easy to read and follow. Great ideas are provided. I plan to show this to my students and my children.
Nicole L.
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Totally enjoyed reading this book. Great service ideas for kids
Courtney Bocci
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got this for a Girl Scout and possibly Destination ImagiNation resource, and it's already proven tremendously helpful.
Kelly
Jan 27, 2011 rated it liked it
A good book for a student who wants self help in choosing a project that can make a difference in their community. It's filled with practical advice and next steps.
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Barbara A. Lewis is a national award-winning author and educator who teaches kids how to think and solve real problems. Her students at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, initiated the cleanup of hazardous waste, improved sidewalks, planted thousands of trees, and fought crime. They instigated and pushed through several state laws and an amendment to a national law, garnering 10 na ...more