Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Past $100 Solution Projects

 


 

THE BUDDY HOUSE

A group of five WKU students in a Small Group Communication course taught by Dr. Jennifer Mize-Smith designed and decorated the educational room in the new Buddy House for individuals with Down Syndrome. Students spent the $100 to design the educational room in a Big Red and WKU theme. The theme celebrated learning that takes place in and out of the classroom through extended opportunities provided by the Buddy House. The new room is complete with various educational materials, white boards, corkboards, and a giant mural of Big Red and the Hill.

 

GREEN HOUSE RESTORATION AT BOWLING GREEN HIGH SCHOOL

Six students from Bowling Green High School restored the school's greenhouse to working condition utilizing The $100 Solution™ during their spring 2013 class. The students were members of Dr. Bernard Strenecky's Honor's class entitled, Community Development through Service-Learning. The students worked with BGHS Principal Gary Fields to purchase plants, seeds and soil to restore the greenhouse. They also partnered with a school organization called R.O.C.K. the Boat to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project for students, staff and local community members.

 

HOTEL INC HELPERS

In partnership with HOTEL INC, a local nonprofit focusing on ending hunger and poverty in Bowling Green, four Warren Central High School students set a goal to provide fresh produce to the organization and the individuals they serve. The students planted blueberry bushes in the HOTEL INC garden to ensure a fresh source of produce annually. These students were members of the Entrepreneurship class at WCHS, taught by Ms. Susan Thomison. By planting these blueberry bushes, clients of HOTEL INC learn to effectively grow and care for fresh produce. HOTEL INC will also seek to gain revenue from the blueberry bushes by selling excess berries at the Community Farmer's Market in Bowling Green. The $100 was spent on the purchasing of the bushes and supplies needed to plant them at HOTEL INC.

 Last Modified 2/4/14