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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.
  • ck March 10, 2020, 6:21 p.m. PDT
    The idea is good!! but someones, like in my country, can think it is slave works, something like this and produce denunciatons.. ridiculous, but real... i agree that it is important kids starting something, like ride a bike, plant a trees, kites, fishing, walking with dogs, find insects, cigarreth skin, playgrounds, cooking biscuits, washing plants, clean the garage, visit an older, visit a sicking, , etc... , ,
  • Don Law Feb. 25, 2020, 7:53 a.m. PST
    I use to design life support on deep dive which went 1400ft under the sea. I have seen pojects which want to explore the ocean and i just saw where they wanted a rover for venus which has a pressure simular to under the sea at 3000 ft. Well they also have acids HCL, SULFURIC, HF. All these acids will destroy many metals at 467C so the rover has to survive all that. Did anyone know that pyrox will survive all the acids, presure, temperature. Pyrox gets harder than steel under pressure. Transducers can produse a frequency through glass. So now you know the whole story.
  • 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.