My grandma was a kindergarten teacher, and one of the songs she taught her class was, “Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere. Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share.” Whenever we went over to her house and made a big mess, she’d start singing this song.
My grandma made an impact on me because now whenever something bad happens in my community, I don’t just sit around. I get up and ask, “How can I pitch in?” because in the back of my head, I can hear grandma singing, “Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere.”
By Jolene, 11th Grade