Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Actively Engaging in our Democratic Society

Just before Spring Break, TMA's very own Keith Jenkins had the unique opportunity to really act out the mission of the school and personally engage in the democratic process. Upon learning about a DC Council public hearing discussing the proposed DC Healthy Schools Act, Keith decided he wanted to testify on behalf of the school's Green Club. Believing that TMA's Green Club could serve as a model for other school's hoping to implement such programs, Keith took the stand with confidence and poise while Mr. Ullery and a group of TMA students watched in the audience.

Click here to see the entire Healthy Schools Act hearing. Keith's testimony starts at the 4:58:20 mark and his response to questions starts at the 5:11:30 mark. Stay tuned for the status of the bill.

For all DC Residents, learn more about the bill and call your council member to express your support!

Here are some other pictures from the trip:


  1. Great job Keith. Very proud of you! Ms. Pardo

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  3. Awesome! I took these pictures! Keith did a great job and we should all be proud. We hope to get this bill passed so that a little of what TMA is doing can be copied across the city!