I remember sophomore year when ACE gave a presentation at our school assembly, educating us on climate control and how we could "do one thing" to make a difference. That was one of the most interesting assemblies I've seen, and when I heard of this shadowing program, I thought why not see the work put in to make that presentation?
My name is Karina Chen and I am part of the Global Kids Human Rights Activist Project. We are advocating for implementation of green roofs on New York City public schools. We are enlisting the help of concerned citizens and officials; it is vital that everyone does their part. Not only do green roofs help decrease the overall temperature of the world, but they also help cool buildings that have them.
Having to use recycled or vintage materials for our outfits really made us think about how much our old clothes or just any old fabric can be turned into something new. Instead of just throwing away clothes we don’t wear anymore and buying new ones, we can alter them or make them into something completely new. The fashion show really inspired us to be more environmentally conscious with our fashion choices
In my nearly four years with ACE, I've never encountered two individuals more connected and invested in their students. The brilliance of this duo is their ability to lead by example, but most importantly, empower their students to take full responsibility for meetings, projects, and new initiatives.