Senior Mac Theresa Myers has been awarded a Disney Summer of Service grant through YSA (Youth Service America). The grant will support Myers in leading a community service project that addresses the issue of the endangerment of bees.
Using skills learned in her engineering and computer courses, Theresa created bee sanctuaries that include 3D printed parts to provide respite for the bees through elements such as bee-friendly flowers native to the area, water for them to drink, and a place to rest. The project, named Bee-utify the World, can be done by anyone at home and placed in gardens, backyards, and more.
Theresa is one of 270 young leaders across the country awarded a $500 Disney Summer of Service grant to organize projects to help make their communities healthier, greener and stronger. Grantees will educate and mobilize their peers around the issue of the declining bee population, creating solutions to save the bees through awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropic activities.