I.C.E. (Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship)
Idea Menu

Below are some ideas on how you might begin to solve the problem:

How do I create an event or club to build a SHSM brand for my school?

Choose an item below and detail it using the ICE Gears 2-3 sheets provided.

  • A car show, or a demonstration on changing oil, offering oil changes
  • Recruit volunteers to work on a community construction project: ie/ sets for community theater, bridges for hiking trails, wheelchair accessibility ramps for non-profit organizations, small home repairs for low income families in the community.
  • Organizing an event to support a nonprofit in your community
  • Organizing outdoor fitness activities at lunchtime
  • Organizing a concert or promoting the show bringing in celebrities
  • Organizing a food drive for nonprofit
  • Creating a pop-up business i.e. something related to food over lunch
  • Creating a health and wellness promotion program at your school
  • Creating a community garden
  • Organizing guest speakers series
  • Collect and donate school supplies.
  • Collect and donate backpacks.
  • Collect grocery coupons for local food pantries to help them with costs.
  • Collect and donate non-perishable food items.
  • Collect unused makeup to donate to domestic violence shelters.
  • Collect Halloween candy to send to deployed military service members who can’t be home to celebrate.
  • Collect and donate hygiene products, including period products.
  • Donate or recycle unwanted clothes and textiles to support vulnerable populations and protect the planet.
  • Collect stuffed animals.
  • Collect SAT books and donate them to a library.
  • Walk kids home from school.
  • Rake leaves for an elderly neighbor.
  • Mow your neighbor’s lawn.
  • Offer dog-walking services.
  • Clean up cigarette butts on the ground.
  • If you know another language, be a translator at parent-teacher conferences.
  • Babysit during PTA meetings.
  • Foster a shelter animal.
  • Take and donate photos during community events.
  • Share mental health resources with your community.
  • Help kids with their homework.
  • Teach younger students safe social media practices.
  • Give free music lessons.
  • Coach a youth sports team.
  • Educate beachgoers about sustainability.
  • Teach adults in your life internet skills.
  • Give a seminar on driving safety.
  • Teach CPR (after getting certified).
  • Help English language learners practice with conversation.
  • Teach people how to register to vote.
  • Start a little, free library.
  • Place campfire safety plaques near campsites.
  • Clean up your local park.
  • Beautify your area with seed bombs.
  • Help a neighbor or community org paint a fence or building.
  • Spruce up a run-down playground.
  • Help your neighbors with repairs.
  • Offer to patch up clothes and stuffed toys.
  • Organize books at the library.
  • Give IT help to local adults.
  • Host a bake sale.
  • Host a clothing swap.
  • Host a holiday meal.
  • Host a competitive book drive.
  • Host activities for kids in hospitals.
  • Host a dog wash.
  • Host an immunization clinic.
  • Host a river clean-up.
  • Host a gardening party.
  • Host a study group.
  • Publicly host and share your creativity to help uplift and revitalize your community.
  • Knit scarves or hats for families in shelters.
  • Bake cookies and snacks for food pantries.
  • Write letters to seniors in care facilities.
  • Make quilts or blankets for kids in hospitals.
  • Build birdhouses for your neighbors.
  • Make Ramadan or Eid cards for your local mosque.
  • Design a community mural.
  • Put together first aid kits for local shelters.
  • Make birthday cards for kids in homeless shelters.
  • Produce a community newsletter.
  • Volunteer club at your local library.
  • Volunteer club to chaperone field trips.
  • Volunteer club with a local nonprofit.
  • Volunteer club at an animal shelter.
  • Volunteer club at a community center.
  • Volunteer club to lifeguard.
  • Volunteer club to be crossing guards.
  • Volunteer club to do social media for a local org.
  • Volunteer club to help set up a community event.
  • Volunteer club to work at a food pantry.


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