Stephen Ritz is a passionate, enthusiastic educator in the South Bronx (the oldest 6th grader you'll ever meet, he says), and he has revolutionized what and how his students learn and the vision they have for their futures.
In one of the poorest Congressional districts in the country, his Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in New York City, generating enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals. His students are also trained as "the youngest nationally certified workforce in America." His students have brought urban agriculture and sustainable design to cities around the world, and Stephen and his students have been repeatedly recognized for their work "transforming mindsets and landscapes."
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This is a terrific example of what's possible in our schools, when passion, vision, and partnerships converge.
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