ABOVE PHOTO: From left; Essence Gordon, Najah Jenkins, Spotz, Naiya Kent, Janaya Churn. (Photo by Leona Dixon)
SAINT PAUL, MINN.— On February 25, Lankenau High School students were visited by adventurer and safe water advocate, Katie Spotz, to hear her speak about her world recordbreaking solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. Spotz has shared her adventures with students across the country to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to inspire youth to help solve it.
In this nationwide initiative to raise $250,000 for water projects in the developing world, Spotz has partnered with H2O for Life, a nonprofit servicelearning organization, to inspire 30,000 students from 50 schools across the United States to help partner schools from the developing world gain access to clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education. By telling inspirational stories of her own adventures, Spotz will remind students that everyone can tackle bigger problems than their own and make a difference in the lives of others, while becoming energized global citizens and activists for change.
Since her recordbreaking row in 2010, Spotz has made it her mission to bring awareness to the plight of billions of people around the world who suffer from a lack of safe drinking water.
By speaking to groups and organizations around the country and sharing her personal stories of triumph, she has inspired thousands of people to believe that extraordinary achievements are within everyone’s grasp.