Announcing Bow Seat’s 2021 Future Blue Youth Council!
January 6, 2021

We are thrilled to introduce the members of our brand-new Future Blue Youth Council, a group of Bow Seat alumni who will work together to empower fellow peers to advocate for a healthier and safer future for people and planet. These young leaders are community mobilizers, social entrepreneurs, and artists, writers, and filmmakers dedicated to using their creative voices to speak out for our oceans:

Sarah Ahmed, 17
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Akhila Bandlora, 18
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Ainsley Cunningham, 17
Chappaqua, New York, USA

Raúl Falcón, 18
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sekai Imbayarwo-Chikosi, 16
Harare, Zimbabwe

Sophia LaPalme, 17
Loxley, Alabama, USA

Sylvia Nica, 19
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Ashley Park, 16
Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA

Jasmine Rodman, 16
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Jude Strelitz-Block, 17
Austin, Texas, USA

Anjali Tiwari, 16
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Rose Whelan, 16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

E Wen Wong, 18
Christchurch, New Zealand

Yutong Yang, 16
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

This diverse and talented group of students will design and lead a new by-youth, for-youth environmental program; and contribute their experience, creativity, and insight to inform, advise, and shape Bow Seat’s educational initiatives and international outreach. Through their work with the Future Blue Youth Council, they also will engage with and learn from leaders in the ocean conservation community, as well as create opportunities for connecting young environmental advocates through collaborative, encouraging, and empowering programming.

“Since I founded Bow Seat in 2011, it has been my hope to connect young people around the world to work together on creative projects for our oceans,” said Linda Cabot, founder and president. “I am thrilled that this dream is coming to fruition as Bow Seat celebrates our tenth anniversary. The Future Blue Youth Council is an incredible group of passionate young leaders, and I can’t wait to see what they will accomplish together. As environmental work can often be arduous and overwhelming, the Council also will be a welcoming and uplifting space of support, refuge, and friendship.”

Congratulations to our inaugural cohort of the Future Blue Youth Council! Get to know the members and what inspires their love for our blue planet >

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