Collage of headshots introducing the Fall 2020 Young Explorers

Our Fall 2020 Young Explorers Prove There Is Always Reason For Hope

The challenges facing our planet often seem daunting, but a growing community of young people are taking a stand. They have limitless potential to make an impact, with the imagination and drive to develop solutions to problems within their communities and beyond. These changemakers know that age is simply a number, a number that does not reflect their ability to work collectively to address some … Continue reading Our Fall 2020 Young Explorers Prove There Is Always Reason For Hope

A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

This post was written by Chief Education Officer Vicki Phillips. This year was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before. Just as 2020 changed our world, it changed education as well. The global pandemic shut down schools prompting an enormous transition to remote and hybrid learning. Along the way, another epidemic continued—of violence against the Black community—sparking a long-overdue reckoning over racial injustice. For these reasons … Continue reading A Year in Review: The 10 Good Things That Inspired Us in 2020

6 Self-Care Tips for Changemakers

This post was written by 2020 Young Explorer Baylee Ritter. I call myself an environmental people person. I’m literally just a person waking up and trying to do what must be done to make sure my future kids and their kids have a healthy, abundant, and safe place to live. My work today centers on getting kids from rural, landlocked communities like mine — which … Continue reading 6 Self-Care Tips for Changemakers

#TeacherStrong Is Sharing When You’re Not Okay, Too

This post was written by educator and 2020 Education Fellow Dwayne Reed. As 2020 comes to an end and we educators prepare for a much-needed winter break, I want to communicate that it’s okay to not be okay. It can be #TeacherStrong to share when you are struggling. As a human, and especially as a teacher where so many other humans count on me, it … Continue reading #TeacherStrong Is Sharing When You’re Not Okay, Too

Geographic Perspectives with Educator Kim Young

This post was written by Dr. Vicki Phillips. As students are challenged with 21st-century issues, geography is a skill, insight, and vision that allows learners to better understand the interconnected world. Given the complex social, environmental, and political challenges today’s learners will inherit, we must leverage the power of geography to teach them to measure the impact of our actions.  That’s why I’m thrilled to continue … Continue reading Geographic Perspectives with Educator Kim Young