FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Early Literacy Analysis discovered that in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per youngster is one per each 300 kids. Future generations desperately want participating studying materials to harness their creativity and optimism for their very own future, the way forward for activism and the way forward for our planet.
To deal with this hole, the Ocean Heroes Community (OHN) teamed up with HP and 6 world youth editors — together with one proper right here on Grand Bahama — to launch the OH-WAKE Journal, a first-of-its-kind useful resource for youths all over the place searching for neighborhood, inspiration and instruments to take motion for the planet.
Uniquely positioned to ship each know-how and print options, HP and OHN, co-founded by Captain Planet Basis and Lonely Whale, promotes the worldwide youth motion to positively impression the ocean and well-being of our planet, rising entry to inclusive content material rooted in storytelling, social fairness and collaboration.
Heather Brockbank, age 17, is a youth chief and activist from The Bahamas desirous to share her constructive message with youth world wide. Brockbank is a UNICEF HEY marketing campaign ambassador, and has been acknowledged because the 2021 BESS Scholar with the Bahamas Reef Environmental Schooling Basis (BREEF). She advocates for Bahamian waters by being a youth voice in opposition to oil drilling in The Bahamas and is actively pursuing a marketing campaign to recycle single-use plastic in her neighborhood.
As contributing editor, Brockbank brings distinctive perspective and optimism to every problem of OH-WAKE, which incorporates private tales and poems, enjoyable video games and eccentric graphics, inspiring readers to seek out their voice and create a more healthy ocean.
The inaugural problem, “Let’s Speak About Plastic”, launched on June 8, World Oceans Day, and is offered for obtain at oceanheroeshq.com/OH-WAKE.
OH-WAKE may also be holding a world boot camp from June 24 to 27. For extra data, go to its web site at https://oceanheroeshq.com.