Each week we love to bring to you stories about people making a difference for health equity issues through “hope-filled action!" This week we bring you two separate stories about two HOPEtivists – one a teacher and the other a student!
HOPEtivist: Nathan Gibbs Bowling
Washington 2016 Teacher of the Year embodies the definition of HOPEtivist for us at Healthy Gen. The AP Government and Human Geography teacher at Tacoma's Lincoln High School Nathan Gibbs Bowling humbly accepted the honor but also is clear about the transformative significance of education and the critical roles teachers play as "change agents." Follow this link and watch this inspirational video and join us in applauding Nathan!
HOPEtivist: Sarah Stewart
Sarah Stewart is only a senior at Mercer Island High School but she got the attention of the legislature, the news, and even other states yesterday when she made a plea to raise the age to obtain smoking and vaping products to the age of 21. Joining with Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Stewart brought a personal and brave touch to the case against tobacco. “Every single day at my school when I’m leaving the parking lot I see students driving around in their cars vaping, passing it to other people in the vehicle, many I know who are not yet 18.”
Click to the article below to hear the full story on NPR by Austin Jenkins: