San Diego’s first days of school come with a big bonus for students in the Encanto neighborhoods of Southeast San Diego. Over four hundred school children in the Lincoln High School cluster will benefit from a $20,000 grant from SDG&E to support Groundwork San Diego’s Climate Ambassador program and further their science education.
“Our Encanto students, who are already learning much about science and the environment, will benefit even more from SDG&E’s outstanding support,” said Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director of Groundwork San Diego. Reynolds added, “thousands of local San Diego students have already come to EarthLab to train as environmental stewards and this grant will ensure more youth will be ready to transform our community.”
The Chollas Creek Watershed Climate Ambassadors is a project of Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek and the San Diego Unified School District. Ambassadors are local, K-12 students who participate in science educational activities at the EarthLab, our four-acre outdoor classroom, where students learn about our regional watersheds, and about environmental leadership. The goal of EarthLab is to prepare thousands of inner-city students to enter the global STEM job market and lead climate action.
Millennial Tech Middle School Principal Willie Neil and science teacher Sarah Hillard, along with students and Groundwork EarthLab Director JoAnna Proctor, were on-hand to receive the check from SDG&E Community Relations Manager Morgan Justice-Black.