Advice for a group of middle school girls

Crystal,

I am a science teacher and I recently facilitated a group of girls that met after school to work on a project in which they used recycled 2L bottles to make designer earrings. The group focus on STEM activities and careers. We will have a final meeting soon and I was wondering if you could offer some advice to our group of girls. They are african americans, in middle school, and very interested in STEM careers.

Thank you,

J.Pinn
posted by Mrs. Pinn, Girls Go Green in Lynchburg, Va on July 8, 2013

Answer by Crystal Harris

What an awesome and eco-friendly idea. Recycling and limiting waste is a tremendous effort that requires everyone in this world to actively participate and be vigilant in making sure that others are mindful of your environment. I applaud you on a creative and inspiring effort. Well done! It is this same effort that keeps our world clean and ensures a healthy, beautiful and “stylish” long life for our future. It is also that creative thinking process that most effective leaders have in common with you all. The ability to think outside the “box” or “norm” is a huge asset and I encourage you to continue to develop those skills. Mrs. Pinn, I wonder if I could order some studs from these young innovators?