Charles Orgbon III

Guest Blogger

CEO, Greening Forward

Athens, Georgia

Charles Orgbon III is the Founder of Greening Forward and advocates for youth voice and leadership.

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Posted Oct. 16, 2018

Instead of Bashing Trump, Here’s the Conversation You Should Have With Your Students

Kids are angry at Donald Trump and the state of politics in America. And they have every right to be.…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Nov. 22, 2017

Coffee Break: Students Have a Lot to Say About Climate Change, and We Should Listen

Young people today are acutely aware of the issues of climate change, because it is within our generation that climate…

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Posted Aug. 12, 2016

These Are the New York City High School Students That Helped Passed a Resolution on Climate Change

As a climate science advocate, I am always surprised to meet individuals who can’t explain the difference between weather and…

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Posted Jan. 25, 2016

No More Crumbling Schools, Our Kids Need Green Schools

It’s 2016 and there are still children that are not guaranteed a healthy, environmentally-sound educational building. Despite so much progress,…

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Posted Dec. 22, 2015

How to Encourage Students to Dream and Lead Change

When I hear young people tell me stories of feeling unsupported in their schools, I think back to when I…

By Charles Orgbon III

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Posted Nov. 18, 2015

Students Speak Out: When Racial Conflict Arises, We Can’t Choose Silence

“I am going to stand my ground, and shoot every black person I see tomorrow,” wrote one individual on Yik…

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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