My name is Mekhi Wright-Hopkins and I am 15 years old. I am from Dorchester, MA and I go to Proctor Academy: a private boarding school in New Hampshire. I work for Save The Harbor/Save The Bay, and my experience with working with this organization was extraordinary.
They have taught me so much such as: fishing, setting crab traps, and pulling up lobster traps. Not only does this organization work on the skills you need to work here, but they also teach you leadership, patience, responsibility, and many other life skills.
As a younger activist in my community, one of my suggestions to further the Harbor's success even more is having more "beach events" in more diverse areas such as Dorchester, Cambridge, or Brighton, to name a few. The other events in Quincy are awesome but, it doesn't involve urban city kids that much. It also leaves those kids that aren't from Quincy or other surrounding areas ignorant about the harbor. I bet many of those kids who can't make it to these "beach events" that are far out don't even know that the we have one of the cleanest Harbors in America! My wish, Mayor Menino, is that you expand your beach fun to make it accessible to every neighborhood of Boston! Thank you for taking the time to listen to my thoughts and suggestions.