Kids In Charge: Planting a Promise

“Can you believe school’s over in two weeks?” Mikayla’s friend Mario asked. Mikayla nodded. Of course, she knew this. Or did she? Suddenly, her eyes widened. She’d been so busy helping to plan and oversee end-of-the-year activities for Micro, she hadn’t really had a chance to stop and think about the end of the year itself! “What’s […]

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Kids In Charge: The Spaghetti Dinner – A Real Pressure Cooker

“I’m experimenting with substitution.” Yinka winks.  She’s about to reveal her secret ingredient for a chicken tarragon salad sandwich.  “Yogurt instead of mayonnaise! That’s the trick.” She dips her finger into the yogurt. “It’s just healthier… and oh so delicious.” It’s great being executive chef, she decides. But enough with the kitchen experiments.  Time to get ready for the spaghetti […]

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Kids In Charge: Operation Sandbox

It all started when a presidential debate sparked in the classroom at one MicroSociety school. One outspoken student citizen stood up and asked, “What do y’all think about building a sandbox on the playground?” “Yeah!” the others cheered. And therein lie the beginnings of what would forever become known as Operation Sandbox. Lauren and Sean, […]

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