Group of diverse young students standing together in classroomWhen on-street parking near a Cleveland elementary school became a bit more than challenging, the experts turned to a group of kids to figure things out.

Fifth and eighth grade students at Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Orchard STEM School were charged with finding room for 10 parking spaces while preserving the school’s garden space–and they did it. After presenting their ideas to a city councilperson and the school district’s CEO, the kids learned one of their solutions is being implemented. And the learning doesn’t stop there–teachers hope to incorporate construction of the 10 spaces into this summer’s learning curriculum.

We see a whole new generation of parking professionals, and we love it.