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.…

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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…

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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 Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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