Good Kids 11/06/2017 - Nathaniel Stumpf

A local kid draws inspiration from a visit to the children's museum and takes on a project of his own to help the community.  Traci Teudhope introduces us to our Good Kid of the week.

If you visit the Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Network, you'll find a little library right outside of their building.  The idea is to offer free books to anyone who walks by.  You can take a book or return one whenever you like. 

Nathaniel Stumpf, 6 years old, says, "I came up with it by myself. I see other ones all over the place so I wanted to make one".  Nathaniel started working on the project in May and already, you can see the fruits of his labor in the video above.  

Margarita Dangle, of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Network, says, "it didn't take long for people to stop and notice the free library and look what choices of books are in there".

Ainslie Brosig, of the ExpERIEnce Children's Museum, says, "What's neat about this project is that he did it all on his own. He had a lemonade stand and raised money, gathered over 1500 books and built it with his parents".

Nathaniel's family members are builders by trade, so this was a great learning experience for him.  "I really like building stuff, so I thought I could build one myself."

Colleen Stumpf, Nathaniel's Mom, tells us, "he was able to work, learn how to use power tools, saws, he was so excited through the whole project."

If you know a Good Kid, like Nathaniel, send us a nomination by clicking here and filling out the form at the bottom of the page.
 


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