Imaginarium ideas, day 13: Ashlee

Deborah Haak

45 Ideas: Ashlee Huyck

We asked friends, neighbors, and community partners to give us their ideas for the brand-new Imaginarium once it’s completed. There’s still time to submit YOUR idea for the Imaginarium for a chance to win a sweet Huss Project prize pack!

Here’s what Ashlee Huyck said:


Where in Three Rivers is someone likely to spot you, and what would you be doing there?

I grew up in the community and I live here. I am a lot of places: at home with my family, teaching at Three Rivers Middle School, or shopping at Meijer and Aldi.


What is your connection to Huss?

My mom worked in the daycare there for many years, and I taught summer school there.


The Huss Project is working on turning the old kindergarten room into a cool new space with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and room for community events. What’s your most creative idea for something that could happen there?

Clubs for kids after school—read about The Harlem Project. I did a report on it in college and they have some great ideas. I understand it is WAY bigger, but the foundation and some smaller versions could be adopted: Computer and internet access for students (with sign-in and parent consent for the club), educational programs to reach students struggling (Hooked on Phonics online), classes for parents to offer support, Baby College, or enrichment activities (chess club, cards, etc.). There is not one answer here. You have to start small and organized rather than big and trying to do too much at once. Just a few suggestions!

Author:
Deborah is a core community member of *culture is not optional and works at the Three Rivers Public Library.