When unique educational opportunities present themselves to children, I say, Bravo!
As a strong advocate for non-traditional ways of learning, I embrace what a local community newspaper is offering.
In the September 1, 2010 edition of the Raytown Times was an article entitled, Kids-Eye View. I became excited by what I read. This local newspaper is putting out an All-Points Bulletin, as it were, for student writers. Yeah!! To be eligible you must be a K-9th grade student.
According to the article, “You may write about a topic at school, something in the Raytown community, or just something that interests you”.
As to what articles will be published, it is on a first come first serve basis. The deadline submission is Wednesday of each week. Parents or guardians can submit their child’s work to Kathy Ryan at Tomkatryan@aol.com.
I applaud the efforts of the Raytown Times for getting children involved in this manner. This is an avenue by which children can develop their already creative minds even further. And when they see their name in print, I envision parents running to the store with the goal of purchasing several papers for family members and friends.
The Raytown Times office is located at 10800 E. 79th St. in Raytown, MO. Their phone number is 816-769-7789.
Something like this endeavor can serve as a starting point in reaching new heights in these young and impressionable minds. I can only hope that other cities will follow their lead.
Now while we can’t be sure at this point, you may now be housing the next great author. Feed them well!
The Raytown Times, September 1, 2010 edition, page 8