I've had three straight workdays of working with local kids.
Last Friday I spoke to three (out of four) of Jeff Turbitt's 12th grade English classes at Saipan Southern High School. Jeff didn't really make it clear ahead of time why he wanted me to speak to them or what he wanted me to talk on, but I ended up talking about what they were going to do after high school, going to college as a Chamorro, my work experience, blogging, Beautify CNMI, and the importance of communication skills. I think it went well. Jeff mentioned it on his blog, too.
Yesterday I participated in a cleanup of South Laulau Beach with 6th graders San Vicente Elementary. They removed 160 lbs of mostly picnic trash from the beach and had a sand castle contest.
This morning I went on a field trip with 8th graders from Hopwood Junior High School. We visited the Kagman Educational Island and then removed 1,350 lbs of marine debris from Tank Beach.