A 5th Grader’s Thoughts on Homelessness

Dear Journal,


Today I saw a homeless man that needed some help. He was on the sidelines of the road. I started thinking today about how I could help him or any other homeless person, and then a lot of thoughts popped into my mind. One thing that I could do to help is that I could donate to a charity, or I could put a dollar or two in his bucket. Then, I started thinking again about how people can prevent themselves from ever being homeless in the first place. Getting an education would help you get a good job that pays a lot of money. I also thought that homeless people should never lose sight of what they want to do in life or their dreams. If you work hard enough, you can achieve anything you want–no matter how crazy it might seem. Believe in yourself and that will do the job! Keep an open mind for the big things that will come if you believe!



5th Grade Student

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of The Wall newspaper.