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Klingenstein Award Winner Chris Dolgos Advises Youth Climate Leaders

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    Sarah Norris

Chris Dolgos teaches at Genesee Community Charter School, an EL Education Credentialed, Mentor School. Dolgos received EL Education's Klingenstein Teaching Award in 2016, and is one of just two EL Education teachers who have received three Fund for Teachers awards. 

We know teachers at EL Education schools tend to go beyond what’s expected, fired up as they are about what they believe students can do. It’s also true that many do so outside of school, bringing their visions of what young people can accomplish into the service of their larger communities. 

In a post for the Green Schools National Network, sixth grade teacher Chris Dolgos writes about a group he advises: the Rochester Youth Climate Leaders, who have just held their first Youth Climate Summit. The event drew participants from 16 schools, ranging from middle school to college.  ”We wanted to provide area youth with a forum to discuss ways to address climate change personally and institutionally at our schools, as well as make it interactive and show through workshops that change can happen through small, deliberate steps.”

Read more about the group, their summit-planning process, and the event’s success here

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