March 2, 2021

Cayman: National Geographic Young Explorers prove there is always reason for hope

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Today (Jan27), the National Geographic Society announced their class of fall 2020 Young Explorers! This class comprises 24 inspiring 17-25 year olds from 15 countries around the globe who are on the frontlines of the most complex and urgent issues of our time. One of the newly named Young Explorers, Ben Somerville, is from the Cayman Islands. As the leader of Protect Our Future, Ben tackles environmental issues facing the Caribbean Islands. To advocate for the protection of reefs and mangrove ecosystems, he educates and unites Caribbean youth using digital and media campaigns.

In addition to receiving funding for his project from the National Geographic Society, Ben is now part of #GenGeo: a global community of young people with empathy, tenacity, passion and an insatiable drive to seek solutions to build a sustainable future and thriving planet. These young changemakers firmly believe that nothing is impossible and together–when they work as a collective–they are unstoppable. 

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  1. Congratulations Ben! The Geographic is a wonderful association to be a part of. It has been my honor and pleasure to see you in action saving our reefs from the proposed cruise port and I look forward to any future opportunities to help you with images as the need arises. Put me to work (if I don’t put you to work first). Blessings young man

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