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Assistant Counselor

Kensha (ken-shay) Bell is an activist, focusing on empowering and uplifting youth to combat the issues they face in our society. Kensha participated in the Heirs to Our Ocean 2021 Summit for Empowerment Action & Leadership which sparked his interest in environmental justice. 

In 2023, Kensha once again joined H2OO as an Intern supporting the communication team spearheading the launch of H2OO’s TikTok account and managing H2OO’s other social platforms. While Kensha was an intern his passion and commitment to eco-justice grew which was shown throughout his work with the youth members of the U.S Youth Advisory Council for the UN Ocean Decade. In addition to H2OO, Kensha sits on the advisory board of Famli Inc. an organization that guides youth through its unique nine-point curriculum mentoring programs.  

Today, Kensha joins Heirs to Our Ocean staff as Assistant Program and Communication Coordinator.            

Before his time with H2OO, he was a member of the Ceasefire Southern California Committee, an organization that has committed to ending gang violence within the community of South Los Angeles and others. Kensha began to advocate for local law enforcement community engagement teams, hoping to build better working relationships between the two. All the while, writing and publishing his first book “The Movement”. Within his book, Kensha aims to equip young activists with the fundamental skills to lead successful movements. In 2022, Kensha campaigned for California Governor with the slogan “A Future Beyond US” Throughout his campaign he emphasized the importance of including youth in the conversation to achieve the goal of his campaign slogan.