Marin County Program Coordinator
Global Student Embassy at Drake
Drake High school is GSE’s longest running program in Marin. Five years ago students traveled abroad and returned excited to develop a space to practice organic agriculture techniques on campus. Over the following 18 months they marched into school board meetings and lobbied their schools administration to set aside a space for them. The garden they created has been the focus of the club since then. Trip participation has been high in the past, but local attendance has been low. This year was GSE began it’s full program in Marin. This included several curricular engagements with SEADISC, the school’s environmental academy, language and cultural exchanges during the time South-North exchange, and a robust club that expanded to take on Composting, Greenhouse, Plastic Bans, and other community outreach projects. Club attendance has been high, ranging from 20-40 students per week.
The community is a place of the highest importance. I have learned to be more honest and helpful within a group; providing constructive criticism and doing my share. Knowing how to work together is what makes a community.Jamison Burks