8th Graders Build a "Tiny House" for the Homeless

Chico, Calif. -- A group of 8th grade students in Chico are addressing homelessness in the community, making a big difference, in a tiny way.

Posted: Apr 12, 2018 3:52 PM
Updated: Apr 12, 2018 5:43 PM

Chico, Calif. -- A group of 8th grade students in Chico are addressing homelessness in the community, making a big difference, in a tiny way.

Chico Country Day School students built a "Tiny House" for Simplicity Village, a transitional housing program for the homeless.

Homelessness has been a divisive issue in Chico, but that's not what the students are focusing on.

"I've learned not to really judge people as much because when I was on the streets and walking home, I'd see a lot of homeless people and think to judge them and now they have a different story to tell, so you can't judge them as much," said Mia Ellas, a student at Chico Country Day School. 

"We talked a lot about empathy and Mr. Barbera taught us how to put ourselves in their shoes and learn how not to judge them at all," said Kylie Gutman, a student at Chico Country Day School.

The students are focusing on solutions, learning about empathy and how small contributions like the "Tiny House" can make a difference in homeless people's lives.

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