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Our Story

We started Spring Forward because although some schools are making small steps in the right direction by teaching students to turn off lights and pick up trash, we strive to take climate education a step further and empower students with knowledge about the inherent intersectional nature that the climate crisis brings. Spring Forward's goal is to ensure all students understand the basic science, history, and far-reaching consequences of climate change beyond just sustainability. This knowledge will give students the tools and resources to make the right choices in their daily life. We work to shift students' mindset in a youth-to-youth approach. 

Meet Our Team

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SIMONE COLBURN

Co-founder

SF Leader

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AMELIA KANE

Co-founder

SF Leader

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ALICE FAN

Schools Coordinator

SF Leader

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KAREN LI

Co-founder

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MINA SUBRAMANIAN

Partnerships Coordinator

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PHOEBE DAMATO

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ANNIE FISHER

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NIKO MATSUZAKA

Curriculum Coordinator

Media Coordinator

Schools Coordinator

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Matthew Allaire

Youth Programs Coordinator

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CAMILLE ECKERT

Partnerships Coordinator

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SHUNMEI ZHENG

Curriculum Coordinator

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NAVYA SHARMA

Schools Coordinator

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MAHIA RIMZIM

Schools Coordinator

Internal Support Coordinator

Media Coordinator

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ROHAN RAVINDRAN

Youth Programs Coordinator

DEJA-MARIE FIGEUROA

VANESSA GOEBEL

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FRIDA GERHARDT

Schools Coordinator

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BERTHA POSADA 

Curriculum Coordinator

Learn more about our members here!  

Actively working with us is the best way to help us maximize Spring Forward's impact. Not only is this an effective way for teenagers to take climate action, but they will learn leadership skills, connect with like-minded peers, and engage with students along the way. 

Don't have enough the capacity to join a core team? Become an volunteer!

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