This morning, the 2018 cohort of OSI Community Fellows held their first monthly gathering to discuss the progress of their projects. Each month, two Fellows host the gathering and present to the group about their work. This month, Brittany Young and Fred Watkins presented at Mervo High School, one of the schools that Watkins works with.
Watkins discussed his work building up Lil Laughs, the anti-bullying mentorship program he established at Mervo, his alma mater. Young talked about establishing her organization, B-360, which uses dirt bike culture as a way to introduce young people to educational and career opportunities in STEM fields and change perceptions of dirt bike riding. B-360 has been featured in the Sun, Forbes, and other outlets.