Joined Inspire in 2018
Region: Orange County
Yorba Linda teen among 2019 International Young Eco-Hero Award winners
Yorba Linda resident Khloe Thompson, a 12-year-old student at Inspire Charter Schools, is one of the 16 young environmental activists from across the globe honored by Action For Nature as a 2019 Young Eco-Hero. The award recognizes eco-conscious youth for their creative initiatives for tackling the world’s critical environmental challenges.
Thompson received first place in the 8-12 age category for the organization she founded, Khloe Kares: Ghana Living Water Project, which supports projects that give clean water access to primary schools in Ghana.
Thompson raised $10,000 to install a water pump and bathroom facility in a primary school in Ghana. She then installed another water pump at another school and plans to install additional water pumps later this year. The two water pumps that Thompson installed have given more than 3,000 people access to clean water.
Prior to the Ghana Living Water Project, Thompson founded “Khloe Kare,” which distributes hand-sewn tote bags filled with toiletries and everyday essentials to the homeless women and children in her neighborhood. Over the past four years, Thompson has distributed more than 4,000 “Kare Bags” herself and continues these efforts alongside her Ghana Living Water Project.
Homeschooling with Inspire has created an opportunity for flexibility for Khloe that she was not getting at a brick and mortar school. Khloe loves being independent and she is even more discipline with being with Inspire. Inspire has so many great enrichment classes that Khloe has taken and it just adds to her being an overall well-rounded student. Since starting her charity we needed a school that would work with her travel schedule and Inspire was perfect.
See the full story on The Orange County Register.