No one should have to worry about having clean drinking water, according to Malia. Alarmed by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the 8th grade entrepreneur and future Theoretical Particle Physicist rallied her fellow peers in the Community Leaders program to get behind this cause, which was inspired by her own participation as a National Youth Advisory Board Member.
She inspired her peers, leveraged resources and partnered with the Master Chef class to host a bake sale fundraiser to help address the water crisis. In addition, she ensured the donation was made in time to secure a match by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Malia explains her personal growth in ASAS, “I used to be such a recluse and stay in my room all day, but now I feel like doing everything and I’m loving every moment of it!” Ready to take on life, Malia’s grassroots activism reminds us that we all have the power to make a positive impact.