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Blueprint for Houston's Future

Blueprint for Houston’s Future Writing Contest fosters the imaginative creativity in young Houstonians and empowers them with the authority to architect their future. 


As an opportunity for the future to grasp its power to imagine, create, and own what lies ahead, elementary school students wrote essays in response to a writing prompt that inquired about their current Houston community, what they imagine Houston will be like on its 200th birthday (in 2036), and how they can make an impact on the city to create the Houston they imagine in 2036.

The contest's citywide winner, fourth-grade Areeba Hassan
of Roberts Elementary School, boldly asserted in her essay, “Okay, Houston. We Have Solutions,” a call for equity and prosperity to reside in Houston symbiotically.

For her winning essay, Areeba won a laptop, donated from Comcast Houston. She along with five other school winners received special recognition, prizes, and a class party. 

This effort to provide a stage for these young visionaries to share what they imagine Houston can achieve was made possible by the generous underwriting from Graham Media Group’s KPRC Channel 2.

Read the story from KPRC 2 here.

Below are the students and their winning essays. 


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