EarthGen Youth Fellows Share Their Ongoing Climate Justice Journey

As our first cohort of EarthGen Youth Fellows enter a new school year, their ongoing journey continues to inspire. We caught up with these young changemakers to learn about their latest endeavors and future aspirations. From hosting a booth at an Oregon science festival to pitching presentations for the Washington Council for the Blind, their commitment to climate justice remains unwavering. Read on to explore their final projects and future plans.

Charles Johnson (he/him)

What are your plans for this coming school year?

“I am going to continue my research on how to better include blind and visually impaired youth in the conversation of climate justice. I am working on getting permission to present my survey at the Washington Council for the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind Washington conferences.

I will continue to expand my activism through my school environmental justice club, and always seek out opportunities to advocate for climate action and the environment.”

Charles’ final project:

Jwan Magsoosi (she/her)

What are your plans for this coming school year?

“The EarthGen Youth Fellowship has opened up new doors for me to advocate for climate justice. Today, I’m grateful for the skills the fellowship has taught us fellows, and that has led me to pursue environmental related careers. Now I am the executive initiative director of outreach for a environmental sustainability nonprofit, thanks to the research I conducted because of EarthGen.

I hope to continue to use my passion for environmental research and action to develop hopeful change in the future, and in my community! This September I am flying to Oregon to run a booth at the science festival, where I will teach little kids about sustainability! All of this is possible because of the skills EarthGen has taught me!”

Jwan’s final project:

Deja Jangana (she/her)

Deja’s final project: