Kids' Shoes Issues
Group 7: Leaders Not Tweeters
"No one has ever become poor by giving" - Anne Frank
Middle schoolers all around Waco are experiencing social pressure based on appearance. In a survey, 55% admitted to being worried about the things they wear — particularly shoes. Because of income discrepancies among families in the community, some kids don't have the money to pay for popular brands such as Nike, Adidas, Converse and more. Although there are some organizations that provide shoes around the city, they are usually targeted at the homeless or don't consider the social effects of certain brands.
Our plan is to start a community shoe drive to provide top, name-brand shoes to low-income middle school students who need them. We believe that access to popular shoes for all students will help reduce social pressures and the appearance of income discrepancies in schools.