The high school students at the Boston Green Academy have smashed through their Kickstarter goal of $12,500 to fund a parklet off Park Drive in Fenway. Now they're pushing toward a $50K "stretch" target.
According to their Kickstarter page, the students and their faculty adviser (who bill themselves as Parkolation) want the extra funds in order to "share everything we have learned by producing 'PARK here: Kids Build the City,' an online curriculum, taught in edX-style modules that gives k-12 students and their teachers the tools to not only re-imagine their cities but to actually change them for the better by designing and building parklets and other small green spaces. While we're designing this course with K-12 students in mind, we hope it spreads to people of all ages who want to make a difference in their community. The potential is endless!"
Indeed. But is Boston's appetite for parklets as boundless? Stay tuned.
· Website: Parkolation [Kickstarter]
· Boston Students Launch Kickstarter Drive to Grow a Parklet [Curbed Boston]
· This Is Why Boston Can't Have Nice Parklets [Curbed Boston]