René LaPointe Jameson is a senior at Greenwich High School. Passionate about sustainability and global environmental challenges, René is an ambassador of the Jane Goodall Institute on the Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council. René is President of the GHS Roots & Shoots Club and organizes numerous community-wide projects each year from food drives to creating cards for the elderly. René is a 2016 HerLead Fellow, chosen as one of fifty young women from over 4,500 applicants, and was awarded grants of $2,500 and $2,000 through this program. René is currently using these funds to build a community garden to alleviate food insecurity and increase access to fresh produce for members of the Greenwich community. René, and a team of peers she led, was also awarded a $3,000 grant coming in first place in the Pitch Your Peers Investment Pitch Competition. René is a member of the Abilis Youth Board, has received the Town of Greenwich Community Service Award twice and The President of The United States’ Community Service Award.
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