In recognition of Youth Month, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero commended the Wonder Kids Project and the Guam Community College for their efforts in assisting the community during these challenging times.
The Governor says under normal circumstances, Guam would be celebrating Youth Month and while the times that we are in are unprecedented, she says the youth have stepped up and adapted with the rapid changes through humor, empathy, and engagement.
And today, the governor recognized the Wonder Kids Project — an undergraduate student collective — and the Guam Community College for being COVID Heroes.
“Today, I would like to recognize the Wonder Kids Project. The Wonder Kids Project was started by a group of undergraduate students on Guam and in the U.S. mainland. Their goal is to serve our island community during vulnerable situations,” the governor said.
As part of their mission, the collective began fundraising efforts to donate to organizations such as Harvest House, St. Dominic’s Senior Home, Guam Memorial Hospital and families needing assistance.
Leon Guerrero said the ‘spirit of the youth is unbeatable — and with their lead, she is confident that the future is in the right hands.’
She added: “And in the spirit of Youth Month, I would also like to acknowledge Guam Community College. One day after GCC received funds from the CARES ACT Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for College Students impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, direct payments to the students were sent out. All GCC students who remain enrolled for credit courses during this semester will receive their checks within the next several days.”
The governor is encouraging residents to use the hashtag #COVIDHeroesGU on their social media posts to highlight people, groups, and businesses who are stepping up to assist the island’s COVID-19 response efforts.