It may seem quaint in this age of social media, but having kids write letters to spur social change has become a very successful, and effective, project for a group of third graders.
The class from New Jersey’s Montclair Kimberley Academy recently wrote letters to create social change as part of their social studies class. The letters were sent to several publications, including The Montclair Times.
Some of the issues the students brought up included encouraging kids to exercise, and stopping the sale of cigarettes.
Eli Solomon wrote a letter about cigarette sales. “Cigarettes were part of some of my family members’ deaths, and so I decided that, ‘You know what, this is the topic for me,'” Eli said. “I don’t want to live in a world that always has people caught up in cigarettes, and ruining more and more lives every day.”