Life Skills Center for Children with Various Abilities – Maya Johnson

Maya Johnson is a current senior at Thousand Oaks High School. Upon visiting a pediatric therapeutic unit at a public health clinic, she noticed that a certain area was in dire need of renovations. Recognizing that the publicly funded clinic was not receiving the kind of attention it needed, Maya decided to take matters into … Continue reading Life Skills Center for Children with Various Abilities – Maya Johnson

Expanding the Minds of the Blind in Thailand through the English Language – Jessica Shiflett

Jessica Shiflett, a current senior at Adolfo Camarillo High School, is half Thai and has had the privilege of visiting family in Thailand every summer. Year after year, she was shocked to see the number of visually impaired individuals on the streets in each city she went to. While Thai students in traditional primary schools … Continue reading Expanding the Minds of the Blind in Thailand through the English Language – Jessica Shiflett

Rodenticide and its Effect on our Local Wildlife – Molly McNulty

Molly McNulty is a senior at Newbury Park High School. After noticing an increasing amount of reports on the death of regional predators, such as mountain lions, from the consumption of rodenticide, she became inspired to educate her community on the impact of these harmful chemicals on wildlife. Focusing on local owl populations, she noted … Continue reading Rodenticide and its Effect on our Local Wildlife – Molly McNulty

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