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UH Student Honored as One of Two National Next Gen ‘Conservation Leaders’

·By civilbeat

The White House is honoring Hawaii native and Maui College student Jon Brito, 24, as one of two national conservation role models, according to a press release from the Corps Network. The network connects conservation corps across the country.

Brito, who served as an AmeriCorps member with the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps, or Kupu, is being honored as one of the country’s “next generation of conservation leaders.”

The college student has already dedicated his life to conserving Hawaii and encouraging environmental stewardship among young adults, according to the press release. Brito, who