Fifth Graders Launch “Prevent. Prepare. Provide” Campaign

During SLP’s Spring 2019 Residency, a 5th grade class at PS 58 in Carroll Gardens decided to tackle an increasingly urgent community problem: the impact of extreme weather events on the most vulnerable New Yorkers.  During the Research Phase, these young advocates learned how climate change amplifies extreme weather, causing natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy to occur more frequently, as well as how the City responds, and the resulting disproportionate impact on New Yorkers living without stable homes.

In an effort to raise awareness of both the cataclysmic effects of climate-induced natural disasters and the resources available to protect New Yorkers, the students teamed up with LinkNYC to launch an awareness raising campaign, now launched on 12 LinkNYC kiosks located throughout NYC.  Check out this map to find a kiosk running their “Prevent.Prepare. Provide” campaign, the content of which you can view below: