In March, Tom shared his passion about bringing clean water to those around the world who have been forced to ride a bike up to eight miles to access the nearest water supply. Then, Tom’s passion transcended into a young man, named Nate Moreno.
As a 13 yr. old, Nate already knew the power of what one individual can do to make a difference. Single-handedly, he started a movement with his school, Rancho Solano, to dig wells for kids that did not have access to clean water in Africa. Nate is creating a program through our 4 Hopes (Dignity, Health, Joy & Love) at his Hillcrest campus that will serve as a model for the other three campuses in Phoenix. Nate hopes one day that his community service piece will be used throughout other Meritas schools around the world. As a science winner two years in a row, Nate is looking for his trifecta as he studies the direct impact a well will have near a school. Nate will dedicate his first well with his science teacher, Miss Reid alongside other educators from Rancho Solano School in Uganda this October. If you are interested in joining Nate and his team Oct. 9-20, please contact our teams department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks Nate for reminding us that we all have the power to change the world!