Outdoor Environmental Science Curriculum and Summer Camp for Kids – Arianna Kessler

Arianna Kessler is a current senior at Aptos High School, with plans to attend UCLA as a Psychobiology major next year. Her passion for the natural world caused her to reevaluate the environmental education opportunities available for the youth in her community. After completing a research project for school that indicated outdoor education was the … Continue reading Outdoor Environmental Science Curriculum and Summer Camp for Kids – Arianna Kessler

Pain Pals for CRPS Warriors – Jenna Naumann

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a rare, neurological chronic pain disorder resulting in severe and constant pain. CRPS affects approximately 200,000 children and adults in the United States and there is no known cure. Jenna, a current sophomore at Newbury Park High School, was diagnosed with CRPS in 2016. “CRPS typically develops after an … Continue reading Pain Pals for CRPS Warriors – Jenna Naumann

Sports Workshop for Children with Special Needs – Lauren Sinopoli

Lauren Sinopoli, a current senior at Westlake High School, was motivated to take her passion for soccer and translate it to meet a community need. She noticed that her local recreational programs did not offer sports-related activities for children with special needs, and immediately found the inspiration for her Gold Award project. Hoping to establish … Continue reading Sports Workshop for Children with Special Needs – Lauren Sinopoli