“Chicago-native and Cornell University Junior Dejah Powell has been passionate about the environment for years. She has been involved in several environmental research opportunities and met former president Bill Clinton through the Clinton Global Initiative which focuses on issues of the environment, education and global poverty. This month, from Aug. 15 – 19, she will be working with young Chicago students to teach them the passion and knowledge she has gained about the environment: in partnership with the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, an initiative that prepares Chicago Public Schools students for university, she is running a summer camp to teach Chicago students ages 9-13 about environmental issues and research. So far there are 18 campers; Powell is hoping that 20-25 will have signed up by the start of the program.“
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Learn more about Dejah Powell’s project, Get Them to the Green, here.