Spotlight on Success: School Stories
The Generation Earth program continues to inspire middle and high school students to become engaged in their communities by participating in environmental service projects on their school campuses and in their communities. Generation Earth provides technical assistance to school administrators and leaders who are seeking to engage students in environmental projects and education. The following spotlight stories highlight active community members who combine their own commitment with Generation Earth's approach to successfully engage Los Angeles County youth.
Dorsey High School
Mr. Robert Jeffers of Dorsey High School was instrumental in establishing a multi-faceted environmental program at Dorsey High School. Mr. Jeffers is the advisor to the Global Warriors, an environmental service club at Dorsey. This club, under his guidance, has grown from about 15 members to over 50 active, involved, members. Dorsey High School has been involved with Generation Earth for more than three years. Under Mr. Jeffers, the Global Warriors established a sustainable, successful Mixed Paper recycling program, a Bottle and Aluminum Can (CRV) recycling program, and a Campus Litter Abatement Program. In addition, Dorsey High School created and is currently working on a Campus Garden and they are trying to put together a program to capture and collect rainwater to be used on campus to water their gardens. Dorsey students, under Mr. Jeffers, created, scripted, directed, and produced a very informative and thought provoking video regarding the need for environmental stewardship with a focus on waste reduction, recycling and campus litter.
Under the guidance of Mr. Jeffers, students at Dorsey have made, and continue to make a significant impact on the daily lives of all working or attending Dorsey as well as impacting the surrounding neighborhood with the community projects they participate in and organize on a regular basis.