Apr 10, 2011

Name: Kid Brel Cabrera
Village: Chinatown, Saipan CNMI
From a family of:1 sister, 1 brother, Mom, Dad, Girlfriend and Daughter
School and area of study: Northern Marianas College pursuing an AA and AS Liberal Arts and Natural Resource Management.
In my family, I am known as the: Quiet yet funny guy with musical skills.
Favorite non-academic activity: Working on my truck, bush cutting, or barbequing at the beach.
I am really good at: Watching TV, singing, playing my guitar, and dancing.
Career path: I plan to become a successful musician and to contribute to Mother Nature for the beauty she has blessed me with.
How did you become aware of the Micronesia Challenge Young Champions: A schoolmate gave me an interesting offer for an internship.
As a Young Champion, what do you hope to achieve: I hope to educate and raise awareness about the rising environmental issues.
How have you noticed how your village and island have changed in terms of the environment and sea? The fish population has decreased rapidly, more and more infrastructure is being built, and more and more pollution (more people, more waste.)
Are you working on any special projects right now? I am working on a Podcast about current environmental concerns and how they are being handled. I also contribute a newsletter page for the "Green Bulliten" that comes out in our local newspapers.
How is that special project coming along? Due to the financial delay early on I could only finish a Podcast for March instead of January and February 2011. I am now working on April's podcast and for one each in the upcoming months.
What do you hope to accomplish becoming a Young Champion? As a Champion, I hope to educate and raise awareness about the rising concerns which affect us and our environment and generate some future environmentalists.
By 2020, I hope that: We can successfully save 20% of terrestrial resources, 30% of our near-shore resources, and an abundance of fish so I don't have to fish for four hours!

Photo note: Kid is introducing Saipan students to the Micronesia Challenge at the recent 2011 Environmental Expo. Students spun the conservation wheel and answered questions about the environment. About 1500 students attended the event over 3 days.