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S: Pay it forward Project Book

FC: Project Book By: Michael Priebe

2: Project Book | By: Michael | Priebe

4: This whole project started one day when my teacher began to read the novel “Pay It Forward.” We had been having problems with our social skills in my class, and she wanted to teach us how to handle our problems in a peaceful manner. She told us we had the power to make this a better world. She asked us this simple question, “Who are you going to be in a situation? A hero, or the person who makes things worse?” As we read deeper into the story, we realized how much power a child really has in changing the world.

5: The Story Trevor McKinney was a 13 year old boy who was challenged by his social studies teacher, Rueben St. Clair. He said “Think of an idea to change the world and put it into action.” The boy decides to do a good deed for three people, something they can't do for themselves and then ask them to “pay it forward.”

6: Trevor began by helping a homeless man. He gave him lodging for the night, a chance to take a shower, and some money so he can get it together and find a job.

7: Trevor's second mission is to try to hook up his teacher and his mom. The only problem is both of them must deal with their personal past, fears, doubt, and self-esteem.

8: Trevor's third project is to help an elderly, old lady make her garden nice and beautiful again – for free.

9: Trevor put his heart and soul into this project only to find that the homeless person had lost his job and was back on the street, his teacher and his mom could never work things out, and the elderly lady passed away. Trevor didn't think they paid it forward, but little to his knowledge, they did!

10: Through the networks people kept it going. A reporter went through many investigations to track Trevor down, and instantly made him a national celebrity. It populated the “Pay It Forward” movement we know today.

11: I said to myself, "The world is a place we live in and it expects us to take care of it. Why can't we do that for people? We recylce, we dont litter, we worry about pollution, but what about things we do for people? We should put more emphasis on family, on community, and on working with charitable organizations. I'm only 11 years old, but after reading this book I will particapate morein things around the family, community, even the world.

12: When someone tells me "Your shoes are cool" or "Good job" I can accept the deed with grace, you should too! | Your cool! | Thanks!

13: If I can rate my ability of being able to help people (five being hard and one being very simple) I would rate myself a two. I have made some changes in my life so it is easier for me to help someone in need. That may be helping people when they fall or giving homeless people money.

14: In the Book all the acts of kindness, (Kindness, Love, Forgiveness...) touched my heart.

15: If I started to pay it forward I would choose: my mom, Workers, and a homeless person. I would help my mom do dishes, give the workers water, and give the homeless person a dollar or two.

16: The statement, "You have to watch people to protect them because they can't see what they need." This means people don't think they need your help but they do.

17: You can fix someone. If you see a homeless person, give them a few dollars, and they can change a little.

18: In the book when Charlotte was going to jump off the bridge and Jerry saved her. That gave me hope that I can help others.

19: Ways you can restore hope for other people is to help people, and help people you don't even know.

20: This story gave me hope that I can help the world, when I help people it can spread, but not always. I hope this story gave YOU an idea of how much power YOU can have in changing the world! | !

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