Inspiring Kids to Work

Education , Technology

by David Rempel | Jan. 3, 2020
It's like a game, but your missions consist of doing jobs for people in your neighbourhood.
Do you remember being a kid and wanting to make some extra cash? What if there was an app, but it's like a game. You create your avatar and choose your weapons (snow shovel, lawn mover etc), or the customer supplies it. People in the area need some simple yard work done, they get a local kid to do it. The customer gets the service they need far below the price of profesional standards, the kid makes money. Everyone is happy. I know I would have loved that as a child, and I know kids could use a break from their screens. It would teach the young people how to make money and the value of hard work. It could even serve university students who could use a little extra money. Do you think this idea has any grounds? Is an incentive competition the right direction? I have very little experience with programming, but if I could get the right people, I would be willing to invest my time and money to make this a reality. Please give me your thoughts. Thanks.
  • Cicada Jan. 13, 2020, 1:04 p.m. PST
    This idea is beautiful, This most DEFINATELY would help communities grow closer and for youth to be given more opportunities to succeed. Encourage positive language between both parties and give each party the option to boost morale by uploading photos of results. identity confirmation is a must on both ends, and work in public spaces should be encouraged. Youth should notify guardian of location and time of job beforehand, and teamwork should be the focus. Youth that perform well should tag along with less driven individuals or individuals with previously unfavorable performance.