Your Vote Can Give St. Louis Language Immersion School a New Playground

It’s easy to keep up on urban issues in the St. Louis area. You can read the urbanSTL forum, check out the blog or look at any of the dozen of the other great on-line sources in St. Louis, but the one thing that can be difficult is finding a way to actually impact our city. Well, here’s an easy one: The St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS) opened in a former warehouse on the 4000 block of Papin Street in Forest Park Southeast. Their playground? An asphalt parking lot. Volunteers and employees have transformed a portion of the lot, but more needs to be done. Enter KaBoom and their “Promote Your Project Video Contest”.

The rules are easy. Ten schools each produced a one minute video making their case for additional playground equipment. The three highest vote totals win $5,000 of playground equipment. As of March 22, SLLISS was winning the contest, but with more than 70,000 total votes, less than 800 votes separated the top four. You can vote once every 24 hours, so click here to go to the contest website and vote for SLLIS and help make a corner of St. Louis a better place!