While the youth of H2OO have always had an advisory role to the Board of Directors, two of H2OO’s youth leaders — an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old — are official H2OO Directors!
“As Heirs To Our Ocean looks forward to the new year and a new age, I am proud to step into the role of Board Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Heirs To Our Ocean is truly a youth-led organization, which is proven as my fellow youth leader Latifah and I are stepping up to the role of Board Member. I’m excited to be a part of the inner workings of our organization because I believe it is very important to have youth at the director level as it allows for a true youth voice in our organization.”Charley, Age 18, H2OO Co-Founder & Board Member
“Having youth at the Director level helps to keep the focus on what really matters, the empowerment of young people through skill-building.
As we further develop into leaders, our voices on the board will continue to guide H2OO’s mission, vision, and purpose.
It’s also motivating to see fellow youths in leadership positions because it shows that it’s possible for young people to have their voices heard! As young decision-makers, we are inheriting this unhealthy planet and have to try to heal it before we run out of time.”Latifah, Age 20, H2OO Board Member