"Where is that kid's mother?"
That's what the staff at the Village Market in Wilton, CT, wanted to know when a child came in, alone, to make a purchase.
"It's my Let Grow Project," the elementary-aged kid explained. "Our homework is to go home and ask our parents if we can do ONE THING on our own, without them." This kid chose to go shopping. The staff found it odd.
But over the next few days, says Kathy Coon, principal of the Miller-Driscoll School in Wilton, "All these other kids started coming into the market." And now what does the staff say when a youngster comes in? "Oh, it's just one of the Let Grow kids."
That is how quickly a culture changes. The parents are proud. The kids are ecstatic. The teachers notice the students are more confident and engaged.
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