Mott Hall Students Discuss the Run for Water on CBS' Early Show
On Tuesday, October 13th, the students at Mott Hall Science and Technology Academywere up at 4:30 A.M. to show their support for clean drinking water. The students have committed to participate in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water on April 18th and were helping us tell the world about the event by appearing on CBS’s The Early Show. It was cold, but the kids from Mott Hall realized that there were kids like them all over the world who didn’t have water in their schools. In fact, half of the world’s schools lack access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation.
The students also attended the official press conference held later that day where Global Water Challenge President, Paul Faeth recognized them for their commitment by. The kids got to take photos with the celebrities in attendance.
The students will be learning about the water issue for the next several months and working with Global Water Challenge to connect with students in poor countries who don’t have access to water now or who didn’t until recently. The culmination of their lessons on the global water crisis will be on April 18th, when the entire Academy will be running/walking in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water. Funds raised in the U.S. will go to water and sanitation projects around the world that GWC is supporting. Every person who runs/walks on April 18th is not only helping by providing funding for these projects, but also by showing their commitment to the issue, and bringing this issue to the forefront of people’s minds.
Mott Hall Science and Technology Academy is a new, public middle school located in South Bronx. The students represent the diversity of the area with a current enrollment of about 130 6th graders, and expanding to 7th and 8th grade over the next two years. It is a rigorous math, science, and technology focused middle school that offers families the opportunity for their children to meet the highest academic expectations and standards, to make smooth transitions to selective high schools, and to compete successfully for admission to top public and private colleges.
Their school culture is characterized by a shared vision for academic excellence, the healthy personal growth of all students, and a commitment to our strong belief that all students can and will succeed in their endeavors. We are truly part to be involved with the Mott Hall Science and Technology Academy.