Kyle Meador is the Global Student Embassy Sonoma County Program Coordinator. Originally from Sacramento, California, Kyle studied Ethnic Studies and Bilingual/Multicultural Education at California State University, Sacramento, earning his Masters. Kyle has developed community action projects and has spent a significant amount of time working with some of the most innovative schools across the country and traveling, hosting and working with young people to develop safe, sustainable spaces for students to learn and grow. Kyle loves to work in the garden, travel, and facilitate transformational experiences with young people.
Sonoma County Program Coordinator
Global Student Embassy at Windsor High School
Global Student Embassy (GSE) uses hands-on eco-action projects and international cultural exchanges to provide students with life changing learning opportunities. Students develop ecological literacy and participate in grassroots international relations while building crucial 21st century skills such as cross-cultural communication and collaboration.
GSE’s partnership with Windsor High School goes back to 2010 when Windsor students worked in collaboration with both Tanzanian and Ecuadorian students to build a garden that was both beautiful and productive and served as a model for student eco-action in the more recent development of a garden at the Cali Calmécac Language Academy, a nearby K-8 school. We will be working with Windsor students, teachers, and administrators to provide in-depth programming and trip facilitation to our partner communities. Students from Windsor will engage in in-school and after-school garden programs and have a hand in each aspect of caring for the garden, planting, harvesting, turning beds, and more.
Windsor no longer has a garden space due to water issues, however the collaboration with the Cali garden provides incredible opportunities for youth to serve as mentors to younger students while identifying and beginning more new Eco-Action projects that might include growing fruit trees on campus or creating a bee and butterfly garden with drought tolerant beneficials and native plants.
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
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