WASHINGTON, D.C. – Prominent local environmental attorney Michael Carvalho was honored for his two years of service as Chair the National Council on Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) EnvironMentors Program at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 2013.
EnvironMentors is a one to one mentoring program that pairs disadvantaged high students with environmental professionals as they pursue projects in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The EnvironMentors Program is a not-for-profit organization funded through multi-million dollar grants from the National Science Foundation, Toyota Foundation and Coca-Cola Foundation. Under Mr. Carvalho’s leadership, the EnvironMentors Program has expanded to include 13 Chapters across the United States.
Since 1999, Mr. Carvalho has previously served as a Mentor, Member of the EnvironMentor’s National Advisory Board, and General Counsel. He also serves as a member of the NCSE Board of Directors. Mr. Carvalho represents a wide range of clients in environmental and energy matters, and is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Michigan, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
The Environmentors Program was founded in 1992 as an environment-based mentoring program, EnvironMentors envisions young adult leaders from all cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds becoming active stewards of their communities and the environment. By creating a bridge that encourages underserved youth to explore environmental education in college we open potential pathways for them to move toward successful environmental careers.
Over the course of the school year, students work with mentors to develop rigorous environmental science projects based on relevant environmental circumstances in their communities. Upon completion of their chosen research projects, they develop lesson plans and present to an elementary school class, at local science fairs, as well as at the annual EnvironMentors Science Fair where they have a chance to compete for college.
Currently, EnvironMentors has expanded to include thirteen chapters at: Alabama State University, Alabama A&M University, Arkansas State University, Colorado State University, Heritage University, Kean University, Kentucky State University, Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University, University of California, Davis, University of the District of Columbia, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and West Virginia University. Enironmentors is always looking for good mentors and the opportunity to grow the program.
For more information about the Environmentors Program, please visit: www.ncseonline.org/program/environmentors