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Corona del Mar High School’s Academy of Global Studies’ Thirst Project Success Alludes to Even Bigger Change for its Future

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Thirst Project

Sierra Hurson, Journalist

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This past Friday night, the Academy of Global Studies held their annual Thirst Project event. The Thirst Project is a non-profit that works with students across the country to build water projects all over the world to help end the global water crisis. AGS (Academy of Global Studies) partnered with Thirst Project 2 years ago. In cohesion with the Academy’s work with the nonprofit, their global outreach has allowed them to earn an APWE distinction. Laura Mayberry, an advisor for AGS and APUSH, AP Comparative Government, and AP Seminar teacher at Corona del Mar High School, partnered with the nonprofit not only to give the academy students the opportunity to do their part in ending the water crisis, but in hopes to inspire her students to always strive to change the world, regardless of how young they are. Kareem Captan, another AGS advisor and AP Human Geography teacher, set a lofty goal in 2015 for his freshman class of about 60 students– to raise $25,000 to fund 2 wells.
The Freshman (now current Juniors) exceeded all expectations. Not only did they raise the $25,000 to fund 2 wells, they did it in just 2 weeks. This success story was the beginning of something incredible. The enthusiasm and zest with which the students displayed to tackle this project, set a precedent of the Academy’s ability to truly make a global impact.
Friday night was the moment AGS had been awaiting for nearly 2 years: they would finally get to see videos and photos from El Salvador and Swaziland where their wells were built. Mrs. Mayberry was overcome with pride for this group, “Partnering with APWE and the Thirst Project has been an amazing experience. Ending the world water crisis is vital, but I was particularly drawn to the Thirst Project because it was founded by young people and I wanted my students to see what people can accomplish regardless of how old they are. The work the AGS students have done in such a short amount of time goes far beyond what I could have ever imagined. The Academy is seriously changing lives and having a global impact. I could not be more proud of the students and their work!”
It’s crazy to think that maybe a group of high school students really can change the world, but as the saying goes– the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.

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